Trolley watch figures rise close to 370

Trolley watch figures rise close to 370

Today's figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that more than 350 people are waiting for a hospital bed.

It comes after the INMO released a report today showing that more than 6,000 patients were waiting on trolleys in our hospitals last month.

The INMO Trolley Watch claims 288 people are on trolleys today with a further 81 in overflow areas of wards at hospitals across the country, bringing the total waiting for a hospital bed to 369.

St Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin is the most overcrowded with 37 people in need of a bed, while the Tallaght Hospital, also in Dublin, has 32 people waiting.

University Hospital Limerick and Cork University Hospital both have 29 people waiting.

6,000 on hospital trolleys in August

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