University Hospital Galway is the most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today with 41 patients on trolleys or in wards packed beyond capacity.
The second most overcrowded hospital is UH Limerick with 39 patients on trolleys, followed by Cork University Hospital (37), and Letterkenny (33).
That’s according to information from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Trolley/Ward watch.
Since 2004 the INMO has been keeping track of the daily number of people on trolleys in Emergency Departments or in overcrowded wards.
These patients are often being treated on trolleys in corridors, but they may also be on chairs, in waiting rooms, or simply wherever there’s space
Nationwide there are 429 people without a proper bed in Irish public hospitals today.