This week has been the worst ever for hospital overcrowding, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.
From Monday until this morning 3,143 patients went without beds.
No beds for 3,143 people in Irish hospitals.
482 people are waiting for beds this morning, with the highest trolley figures in:
— Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (@INMO_IRL) January 10, 2020
The highest ever figures for hospital overcrowding were recorded on Monday and Tuesday, with 760 patients on trolleys both days.
The most overcrowded hospitals this week included:
- University Hospital Limerick – 322
- University Hospital Galway – 212
- Cork University Hospital – 210
- South Tipperary General Hospital - 210
The number of people waiting on trolleys fell below 500 for the first time in 2020 this morning.
482 patients were waiting for a bed this morning, according to the INMO's figures.