8 patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital today

Overcrowding at many hospitals

Kim O'Leary

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Patients advised to stay away from Naas Hospital today

Less patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital today

There are currently 8 patients receiving treatment on trolleys at Naas Hospital today.

According to the INMO's Trolley Watch figures released today, there are 4 patients in the emergency department and 4 on wards elsewhere in the Kildare hospital. This is down from 12 yesterday.

There are 441 admitted patients awaiting for beds at hospitals across the country today according to the INMO. 301 are waiting in the emergency department, while 140 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

The worst-hit hospitals today are: Cork University Hospital at 43, University Hospital Galway at 38, and University Hospital Waterford at 35.

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.