42 on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford today

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42 on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford today

42 on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford today

The latest Trolley and Ward Watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that 42 patients are waiting on trolleys for a proper bed at University Hospital Waterford today, Tuesday, September 24.

The figures show that 598 patients are without a proper bed at emergency departments around the country.

The figures released on Tuesday show that 33 patients are on trolleys in Waterford as they await admission, with a further 9 on already full wards. 

University Hospital Limerick was the most overcrowded in the country on Tuesday, September 24, with 80 patients without a bed.