Over 500 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals

University Hospital Limerick was under the most pressure with nearly 50 people waiting on beds

INMO, trolley, patients, University Hospital Limerick, St Vincent's University Hospital

Empty hospital beds in a corridor | Image: RollingNews.ie

The latest trolley watch figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation revealed that 511 people were waiting on beds at hospitals around Ireland today.

University Hospital Limerick was the most under pressure with 47 people in Emergency Departments and overflow areas of wards.

While 45 people were waiting on beds in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin and 38 were on trolleys in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.