34 patients receiving treatment at Naas Hospital today

Overcrowding levels are high

Kim O'Leary

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34 patients receiving treatment at Naas Hospital today

There are 34 patients currently receiving treatment on trolleys at Naas General Hospital today as the overcrowding levels at hospitals across the country worsens.

For the second day in a row there are more patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital than at any other hospital in the Eastern region.

According to Trolley Watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 466 admitted patients are waiting for beds today at hospitals across the country.

It is understood that 340 patients are waiting in the emergency departments while 126 are in wards elsewhere in the hospitals.

The worst-hit hospitals today are:

University Hospital Limerick – 59

Cork University Hospital - 57

South Tipperary General Hospital - 37