73 On Trolleys At Region’s Main Hospital

Hospital trolleys

The level of overcrowding has risen at the region’s main hospital once again, as the week begins.

The latest INMO figures show 73 patients were left waiting for beds at University Hospital Limerick this morning, 36 of those in the emergency department alone.

The overall figure is 22 more than the next busiest facility.


It follows a week where a record-breaking 85 patients were recorded on trolleys at the Dooradoyle facility, the highest figure ever recorded on a single day at any Irish hospital.