525 patients waiting on beds across the country

525 patients waiting on beds across the country

There are 525 patients waiting on beds across the country, according to the latest trolley watch figures.

The INMO record that 380 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 145 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

University Hospital Limerick is the worst hit hospital with 56 patients waiting on a bed.

South Tipperary General Hospital and Beaumont Hospital both have 44 patients seeking a bed.

Last week saw the 2019's highest number of admitted patients waiting for beds.

On Tuesday, April 9, 631 patients were recorded as being on trolleys.

INMO general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, said they were seeing overcrowding in nearly every acute hospital.

More on this topic

How do I deal with spider veins in pregnancy?How do I deal with spider veins in pregnancy?

Overtime ban to go ahead as Psychiatric Nurses Association and health-service management fail to reach agreementOvertime ban to go ahead as Psychiatric Nurses Association and health-service management fail to reach agreement

Gut bacteria may play a role in development of ALS, study suggestsGut bacteria may play a role in development of ALS, study suggests

Going for gold: Olympic sport psychologist Kate Kirby on what it takes to have a winning mindsetGoing for gold: Olympic sport psychologist Kate Kirby on what it takes to have a winning mindset

More in this Section

Judge suspends regulations preventing enforcement action over unlicensed large-scale peat extractionJudge suspends regulations preventing enforcement action over unlicensed large-scale peat extraction

'We will work constructively with him': Coveney reacts to Boris Johnson's victory'We will work constructively with him': Coveney reacts to Boris Johnson's victory

Two men admit to helping criminal organisation kill Vinnie RyanTwo men admit to helping criminal organisation kill Vinnie Ryan

Structures not in place for border poll, MacGill summer school hearsStructures not in place for border poll, MacGill summer school hears


Lifestyle

Robert Plant and Saving Grace review: Top class ensemble made for a memorable night at the Everyman in Cork, writes Joe DermodyGig review: Robert Plant and Saving Grace at the Everyman

Kya deLongchamps is mesmerised by early French glass paperweightsIn a bubble: The glittering history of French glass paperweights

During my first pregnancy I developed a network of spider veins on my thighs. Even more appeared during my second pregnancy. What would you recommend?How do I deal with spider veins in pregnancy?

More From The Irish Examiner