Over 400 patients waited on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry throughout July.
That’s according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation.
The INMO figures show that 415 patients were on trolleys in UHK during the month of July, that's a 77% increase when compared to the same month last year.
INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Liam Conway said the current levels of overcrowding at University Hospital Kerry was unacceptable.
Mr Conway says the INMO has sought to meet hospital management in order to discuss the need for an urgent plan that details how the hospital plans to address the recruitment and retention issues that exist within the hospital.
Nationally, over 9,100 patients went without a bed in the month of July which was a 52% increase on July 2021.
University Hospital Limerick was the most overcrowded where 1,268 patients waited on trolleys while 1,000 patients were waiting for a bed at Cork University Hospital.
INMO Director of Professional Services Tony Fitzpatrick has warned a bleak winter is in store for Irish hospitals unless there’s hospital-by-hospital plans to tackle overcrowding.