Hospitals see number of people waiting on a bed rise above 400

Hospitals see number of people waiting on a bed rise above 400

There are over 400 people on trolleys in hospitals today according to nurses.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says 47 people are waiting on a bed at University Hospital Limerick, while there are 31 patients in a similar situation at the Mater Hospital in Dublin.

In all, 407 people are on trolleys in Emergency Departments and overflow areas of wards today - up from 399 yesterday.

Of those, 331 people are on trolleys while 76 people are in overflow wards.

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