Trolley Numbers At Region’s Main Hospital Remain Almost Double Next Busiest Facility

Photo (c) Alan Place

The level of overcrowding at the region’s main hospital remains almost double that of the next busiest facility today.

The latest INMO figures shows there were 120 admitted patients waiting for beds at University Hospital Limerick during morning rounds, down from a record-breaking 150 yesterday.

The overall figure is 57 more than the next busiest facility.

The overcrowding crisis at the Dooradoyle facility has led to calls from the INMO and local campaign groups for patient flow and discharge measures there to be urgently improved and enhanced.


A Clare Government TD says meanwhile, that senior UHL management must witness the overcrowding situation for themselves to adequately tackle the problem.

Meelick Fianna Fáil Deputy Cathal Crowe says the ongoing situation is incessant and unacceptable.

You can listen to the full interview below.