Waterford patients on trolleys among the highest in the country for the second day in a row

IRISH NURSES AND MIDWIVES ORGANISATION TROLLEY AND WARD WATCH FIGURES FOR TUESDAY

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University Hospital Waterford is among the hospitals with the highest number of patients on trolleys and the ward on Tuesday (August 14).

It’s the second day in a row that Waterford has featured in the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s top three hospitals with highest numbers of people on trolleys and the ward.

Waterford has 32 patients on trolleys and the ward on Tuesday, with only Cork University Hospital (42) and University Hospital Limerick (37) having higher numbers. 

The nationwide figure is 383, a decrease of 2% on the same day last year when there were 391 patients on trolleys.

Other figures for Tuesday include South Tipperary General Hospital (15), Kilkenny's St Luke's General Hospital (15) and Wexford General Hospital (13).