17 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today

Seventeen patients are waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today.

That’s up from five yesterday, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

University Hospital Limerick has the highest number of people on trolleys today nationally at 50, while there are 29 patients on trolleys at Cork University Hospital.

There’s a total of 565 people on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards in hospitals across the country today, up from yesterday’s tally of 531.