Limerick hospital facing legal action due to overcrowding

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University Hospital Limerick has been threatened with legal action by fire safety officers.

It comes following an inspection in March of this year when 38 patients were found to be waiting on trolleys.

This exceeds the number of trolleys set out in the fire safety notice of 29, according to the Irish Times.

Fire officers say they are seriously concerned as there have been several breaches on the maximum number of patients permitted without a bed.