23 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford today

Overcrowding has hit a number of the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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23 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford today

23 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford today

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 23 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in University Hospital Waterford.

There are currently 23 patients on trolleys at the Waterford A&E department. Elsewhere in the region, 45 patients are awaiting a proper bed at University Hospital Limerick, while 42 are in similar situation at Cork University Hospital

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 45 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, June 29, 285 patients are waiting for a proper bed, representing a 1% decrease on the same day in 2017.

 
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