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Tallaght Hospital Among The Top Five Most Overcrowded Hospitals

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Over 700 patients are on trolleys across the country this morning

Tallaght University Hospital is in the top five most overcrowded hospitals in the country today.

709 patients are on hospital trolleys today according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. 533 patients are waiting in an emergency department, while 176 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

The top 5 most overcrowded hospitals are:

  1. University Hospital Limerick – 90 patients
  2. Cork University Hospital – 72 patients
  3. St James’ Hospital – 53 patients
  4. Tallaght University Hospital – 49 patients
  5. University Hospital Galway – 48 patients

Five patients are on trolleys in Naas General Hospital today.

Naas resident and INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha commented:“Today’s figures demonstrate we have had yet another busy weekend across all hospital sites. We have seen a pattern of extremely high levels of overcrowding following weekends, this cannot continue.

“The INMO is now requesting that the HSE immediately carry out a full review of weekend activity across all hospital sites and in the community sector.

“The pressure that nurses and midwives are under can no longer be sustained at this level," she added.


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