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One Person Is Dying Each Day Due To Hospital Overcrowding, Says Irish Patients' Association

They say the situation is at "crisis point".

A patient is dying every day because of hospital overcrowding, according to the Irish Patients' Association. 

Latest figures from the INMO, show 449 people are waiting on trolleys nationwide at present - including 34 people in midlands hospitals.

The acute hospitals director with the HSE says the country needs 7,500 more acute beds if more investment isn’t made in community services.

Stephen McMahon from the IPA say the situation is at crisis point:

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