Over 450 people are waiting for beds in hospitals across the country this morning.
According to the INMO, today's number is 456 - an increase of over 100 on yesterday's number.
It is the highest number of patients on trolleys so far this month - and the third highest since the start of June.
There are 339 are waiting in the emergency departments, while 117 are in wards elsewhere in the country's hospitals.
The worst-hit hospitals are:
- University Hospital Limerick– 70
- Cork University Hospital - 60
- University Hospital Waterford – 30
- University Hospital Galway - 30