Health Minister Believes We're Over The Peak Of Overcrowding Crisis

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Nearly 600 patients are on trolleys in hospitals nationwide today.

The Minister for Health believes pressure on the hospital system will ease once we're out of the worst of the winter flu season.

Stephen Donnelly says early indications are we're now past the peak.

There are 595 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals today, due to the overcrowding crisis. 

11 of those are in the midlands, all of whom are in Mullingar Regional Hospital

Minister Donnelly says people need to take into account hospitals are still dealing with the fallout from Covid when analysing the current situation.

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