Naas Hospital reports that 2 patients are waiting for beds this morning

Louise McCarthy

Reporter:

Louise McCarthy

Two patients at Naas Hospital are waiting for beds this morning.

Nationally 278 are waiting for beds this morning. 

192 are waiting in the emergency department, while 86 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

The worst-hit hospitals today are Cork University Hospital - 53, University Hospital Limerick–49 and Tallaght University Hospital - 22.

Every morning at 8am, 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.