University Hospital Limerick overcrowding returns to highest levels

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

University Hospital Limerick overcrowding returns to highest levels

The emergency department at University Hospital Limerick

UNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick had the busiest emergency department in the country this Thursday morning, according to figures published by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. 

The statistics show that there were 44 people being treated on trolleys or extra beds. 28 patients were being treated on trolleys in the A&E, waiting to be admitted to a hospital bed, and 16 patients being treated on extra trolleys or beds in the wards. 

On Monday, University Hospital Limerick's overcrowding was one of the lowest in the country, with only one person on a trolley in A&E and one person on an additional bed in the wards.