442 patients waiting for hospital beds

There are currently 442 people waiting for a hospital bed across the country.

300 patients are currently waiting, while 142 are in over-flown wards waiting for a bed.

These four hospitals have the highest number of patients waiting:

  • University Hospital Limerick has currently 36 patients waiting for a trolley;
  • Cork University Hospital - 31;
  • University Hospital Waterford - 26;
  • University Hospital Galway - 23.

By Ciara Phelan

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