Index shows drop in the number of patients waiting for hospital beds

There has been a drop in the number of people on trolleys at hospitals across the country.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are 381 patients in need of a bed, down from 516 yesterday.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded with 29 people on trolleys and overflow areas of wards.

University Hospital Galway is next on 27.

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