February 29, 2024

High numbers of patients on trolleys at Kilkenny hospital today

St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny is experiencing one of the highest levels of overcrowding in the country today.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) this morning confirmed there are a total of 526 patients on hospital trolleys.

St Luke’s reported the joint fifth highest level in the country, where 32 patients were left waiting for a bed this morning, the majority (21) being in the A&E ward.

University Hospital Limerick (84) recorded the highest number of patients on trolleys by far, followed by Cork University Hospital (39), Sligo University Hospital (39), Galway University Hospital (36), with Letterkenny University Hospital and St Luke’s on 32.

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