« BackPatients on trolleys in July increases by 47 per cent in a year

The number of patients waiting on trolleys in July in University Hospital Kerry increased by 47 per cent compared to the same month last year.

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Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation show that last month 144 people were on trolleys.

 
That compares to 98 for the same month in 2015.

 
It is also a huge jump from 2013 when the figure was 25.

 
Meanwhile, the INMO says there are 13 patients on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry today.