There's been some relief to the record numbers waiting on hospital trolleys in recent days.
However HSE Clinical Lead, Dr Colm Henry, says the country has 'not yet peaked' when it comes to winter flu.
According to the Health Service, 360 people are waiting on trolleys in emergency departments this morning, with 96 people waiting for over 24 hrs.
Last Tuesday, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation counted 931 waiting on trolleys and chairs in emergency departments and hospital wards.
Dr Colm Henry says there's been some relief since last Tuesday.
"We saw a really very severe high of trolleys and people waiting for huge amounts of times in emergency departments and people waiting to be seen and assessed in the first place.
There were clear safety concerns. Our staff responded with extraordinary commitment. Over the weekend, we saw people working weekends back to back. I witnessed in Cork University Hospital the extraordinary commitment of managers, and doctors."