Sharp Rise In Trolley Numbers At UHL With 97 Waiting For Beds

Hospital trolleys

There’s been another sharp rise in the level of overcrowding at the region’s main hospital as the weekend approaches.

The latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show there were 97 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick this morning, 37 of those in the Emergency Department.

The Dooradoyle facility is by far the most overcrowded in the country, with overall trolley numbers there representing a quarter of all those waiting for beds at hospitals across the country today.


Sligo University Hospital is the second busiest in the country, where 38 admitted patients were waiting on trolleys during morning rounds.