12,201 had to wait on trolleys or in wards

January was the worst month on record for hospital overcrowding.

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 12,201 people had to wait for a hospital bed last month.

They say it's an 18% increase on the same month last year.

General Secretary of the INMO Phil Ní Sheaghdha says the situation is unacceptable: