17 on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford A&E amid heatwave

Overcrowding has hit a number of the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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17 on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford A&E amid heatwave

17 on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford A&E amid heatwave

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 17 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in University Hospital Waterford.

There are currently 17 patients on trolleys at the Waterford A&E department. Elsewhere in the region, 26 patients are awaiting a proper bed at University Hospital Limerick, while 12 are in similar situation at Cork University Hospital

University Hospital Limerick and Letterkenny General Hospital are the most overcrowded in the country today with 26 people awaiting a proper bed at each of their A&E departments.

Nationally today, July 5, 279 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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