INMO Calling For Elective Hospital Procedures To Be Cancelled

There are over 630 people on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.

The INMO is calling for elective hospital procedures to be cancelled, as the number of people waiting on trolleys exceeds 630 today.

The nursing union says it's clear that the public hospital system cannot provide both safe emergency and elective care with such levels of overcrowding.

There are 16 patients on trolleys in the midlands today - seven of those are in Mullingar, six in Portlaoise and three in Tullamore.

University Hospital Limerick remains the most overcrowded, with 93 patients waiting for a bed today.

That's followed by Cork and Galway University Hospitals, with 77 and 56 patients respectively.

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