BREAKING: Overcrowding at St Luke’s at crisis point, 30 patients on trolleys
OVERCROWDING levels at St Luke’s General Hospital were among the highest in the entire country today.
A total of 30 patients were left languishing on trolleys at our local hospital, which left doctors and nurses struggling to cope with the massive workload.
Only University Hospital Limerick (60), University Hospital Galway (37), Tallaght University Hospital (39), Cork University Hospital (39) and Letterkenny University Hospital (31) recorded higher levels of overcrowding.
A total of 503 patients were left waiting for beds in the country’s 32 main hospitals, according to the latest Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’ trolley watch figures.