Number Of Covid Patients Reduces At UHL As Trolley Numbers Continue To Climb

University Hospital Limerick emergency department

There has been a slight reduction in the number of covid patients at the region’s main hospital today.

The latest figures from the HSE show 37 patients were being treated for the virus at University Hospital Limerick this morning, down 2 on the same time yesterday.

The number in intensive care has risen by one in the space of 24 hours to five.

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It comes as the level of overcrowding at the region’s main hospital is continuing to climb.

INMO figures state there were 78 people waiting for beds at the Dooradoyle facility this morning, 52 of those in the Emergency Department.

The HSE’s Liam Woods says it’s not just covid leading to high pressure on the acute hospital system.