493 patients on trolleys in country’s hospitals today

There are 493 patients on trolleys in our country’s hospitals today.

Nurses union the INMO says University Hospital Limerick is worst affected, with a total of 44 people there waiting on beds.

Emergency Departments have been experiencing record numbers on trolleys since Christmas with a new high of 612 reached at the start of the month.

The Oireachtas Health Committee will discuss the overcrowding crisis this lunchtime.

There are seven patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today, and 31 in Cork University Hospital.