15 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford

Overcrowding has hit a number of the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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15 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford

15 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 15 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in University Hospital Waterford.

There are currently 15 patients on trolleys at the Waterford A&E department. Elsewhere in the region, 56 patients are awaiting a proper bed at University Hospital Limerick, while 23 are in similar situation at Cork University Hospital

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 56 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, August 7, 433 patients are waiting for a proper bed, an increase of 32% on the same day last year.

 
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