27 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford

Overcrowding has hit a number of the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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27 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford

University Hospital Waterford is one of the most overcrowded in the country today

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 27 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, while 4 are on already full wards, making Waterford the third most overcrowded hospital in the country today, Friday, May 17.

Elsewhere in the region, 35 patients are awaiting a proper bed at University Hospital Limerick, while 43 are in similar situation at Cork University Hospital

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country today.

Nationally today, May 17, 321 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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