192 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

192 patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
File image of a patient in a hospital. Picture: PA

192 admitted patients are waiting for beds in Irish hospitals this morning.

According to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation(INMO) 165 of those being waiting for a bed are in the emergency department while 27 others are waiting in a ward elsewhere in the hospital.

University Hospital Limerick has the highest number of patients waiting for a bed, with 60 patients currently on trolleys.

Cork University Hospital registered 23 patients waiting on a bed, while that figure for Mercy University Hospital was 8.

14 hospitals across the country registered no patients on trolleys including University Hospital Waterford, South Tipperary General Hospital and Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis.

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