17 patients on trolleys at UHK

There are 17 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today.

That’s down from a high of 21 on Monday, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

There’s a total of 540 people on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards in hospitals across the country today.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded with 59 people in need of a bed.

There are 39 at Cork University Hospital.