Almost 550 people are on trolleys at hospitals across the country.
According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there are 549 people on trolleys and overflow areas of ward.
Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 52 people in need of a bed.
University Hospital Waterford is next with 41 people while St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny has 40 people waiting for a bed.
INMO Trolley/Ward Watch 11/10/17
389 on ED trolleys— Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (@INMO_IRL) October 11, 2017