UHG is the third most overcrowded hospital again

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UHG is the third most overcrowded hospital in Ireland with 44 people on trolleys today according to INMO figures.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Trolley/Ward Watch shows that there are a total of 568 patients going without a bed in the public hospital system today.

The worst affected is UH Limerick, where there are 63 people on trolleys, followed by Cork UH with 59, UHG with 44, and 33 people without a bed in Letterkenny.

Back in Galway Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe is having an unusually good day as regards overcrowding.

There isn’t a single person waiting on a trolley in the Emergency Department or in overcrowded wards today at Portiuncula the INMO says.

Regardless of that good news, this has so far been another serious week for Hospital overcrowding, with 640 people on trolleys nationwide on Tuesday.

This is the second highest figure ever recorded after January saw 760 people going without a bed for two days in a row.

Phíl Ni Sheaghdha, General Secretary of the INMO, said that current overcrowding levels are an “intolerable situation” for vulnerable patients and frontline staff alike.

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