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

Want to cut down on sugar? Experts reveal how to slash your intake in 6 simple steps

Irish Cancer Society calls for VAT on sunscreen to be reduced

Ask an expert: What are DOMS and how can I reduce the aches and pains?

Co-ops are good for our mental health and our community

More in this Section

HSE failing both living and dead in South East, says health group

Twitter suspends account of dissident republican group Saoradh

Over €700k worth of cocaine and cannabis seized in Dublin

534 patients waiting on trolleys across the country


Lifestyle

On the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy – how transparent are fashion brands being now?

How to make Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s New York-style baked strawberry cheesecake

Want to cut down on sugar? Experts reveal how to slash your intake in 6 simple steps

As Taylor Swift goes all Victoriana at the Time Gala – 3 times she’s made a splash on the red carpet

More From The Irish Examiner