49 People On Trolleys In UHL This Christmas Eve

Hospital trolleys

There are nearly three times more patients on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick today than any other hospital in Ireland today.

The INMO’s Trolley count shows a vast reduction on usual levels across the country this Christmas Eve, with a total of 217 patients on trolleys throughout Ireland.

49 of those are at UHL, while at the next busiest hospital – Portiuncula Hospital in Co. Galway there are only 18.


26 of the patients in Dooradoyle are in the Emergency Department, with the remainder being accommodated on trolleys in wards.