Trolleywatch records almost 450 patients awaiting hospital admission

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Up to 440 patients are waiting on trolleys at hospitals nationwide today.

That is according to the INMO, which found Cork University Hospital is the worst affected with 43 people awaiting a bed.

That is followed by 41 at University Hospital Limerick and 36 at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

In all, there are 311 patients on trolleys awaiting admission with a further 129 in overflow wards elsewhere in the hospitals.

Six of those patients are children under the age of 16.

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