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Number Of Patients Waiting On Beds In Midlands Hospitals Falls In 2019

Figures from the INMO show 7808 people were left on trolleys last year.

Over 7,800 patients in the Midlands were left waiting for a hospital bed in 2019, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

That's a reduction of almost 40% percent on 2018's figures.

However nationally the INMO says the numbers have never been higher with over 118 thousand people left waiting throughout the year.

University Hospital Limerick saw the most overcrowding, with 13 thousand 941 people on trolleys, followed by Cork University Hospital.
 
INMO General Secretary, Phil Ni Sheaghdha says not enough beds are being made available to help patients:

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