There are 328 people are on trolleys at hospitals nationwide this lunchtime.
One hundred and fifty five of those patients are in the eastern part of the country - the remaining 173 are in other institutions around the country.
In the Dublin region, 33 are on trolleys at Beaumont hospital; 28 are at Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown; and 25 are in St Vincent's Hospital.
Twenty patients are on trolleys at Our Lady of Lourde's Hospital in Drogheda, Co. Louth; 18 are at Cork University Hospital; 18 are at Mayo General.
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