30 patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital today for second day in a row

Serious overcrowding leaves patients without beds at the Kildare facility

Kim O'Leary

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30 patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital today for second day in a row

There are 30 patients without beds at Naas General Hospital for the second day in a row.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation's Trolley Watch figures, Naas Hospital is once again the busiest hospital in the Eastern Region. There are 22 patients in the emergency department and 8 patients on wards elsewhere at the Kildare facility today.

Meanwhile, nationwide 381 admitted patients are waiting for beds at hospitals across the country. 276  patients are waiting in emergency departments, while 105 are on wards elsewhere in the hospitals.

The worst-hit hospitals today are:

  • University Hospital Limerick – 36
  • Naas General Hospital - 30
  • Cork University Hospital -29