Lack of beds is still a concern for Tallaght hospital

According to latest figures there are nine people that remain on trolleys in Tallaght hospital as overcrowding continues to pose a problem for the hospital. A further 14 people are in wards that are overcrowded, as they are waiting for places in the hospital to become available. Naas General Hospital is in slightly better shape as regards overcrowding, with no patients in overcrowded wards, although there are still four patients languishing on trolleys in the hospital. The figures around the country in general do not make for pleasant viewing either. There are a total of 241 people waiting on trolleys in emergency departments throughout the country, and there are a further 72 patients pushed into overcrowded wards.

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