24 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry today

There are 24 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry’s Emergency Department today.

That’s according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation.

Data from the union shows there are 477 people waiting for beds nationally today.

The most overcrowded hospital is University Hospital Limerick where 50 people are waiting on trolleys, while there are 46 on trolleys in Cork University Hospital.