17 patients on trolleys at Naas General Hospital today

Slight decrease in overcrowding at the facility

Kim O'Leary

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There is a slight decrease in the number of patients waiting on beds at Naas Hospital, with 17 patients receiving treatment on trolleys today according to the latest INMO Trolley Watch figures.

According to the INMO's Trolley Watch, there were 21 patients were left waiting on beds at the Kildare facility yesterday.

Today there are 426 admitted patients waiting on beds at hospitals across the country. 307 are waiting in the emergency departments, while 119 are in wards elsewhere in the hospitals.

The worst-hit hospitals today are: Cork University Hospital at 48, University Hospital Limerick at 47, and Tallaght University Hospital at 35.

Every morning, INMO members count how many patients are waiting in the Emergency Department for a bed and how many are waiting in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

The INMO Trolley Watch counts the number of patients who have been admitted to acute hospitals, but who are waiting for a free bed. These patients are often being treated on trolleys in corridors, but they may also be on chairs, in waiting rooms, or simply wherever there’s space.