The number of patients on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry has reached an all-time high.
Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation shows that 21 patients are on trolleys in the hospital today.
University Hospital Kerry is advising non-urgent patients to contact their GP before going to the emergency department as there may be significant delays.
INMO Industrial Relations Officer Michael Dineen of the INMO says the situation at University Hospital Kerry with regards trolleys is most disturbing.
Across the country, 430 people are on hospital trolleys.
University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded with 54 people waiting on a bed.
There are 45 people on trolleys in Cork University Hospital.