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University Hospital, Limerick Overcrowding Increases

University Hospital Limerick (UHL), which serves North Tipperary, yet again most overcrowded in Ireland.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Trolley Watch (INMO), some 467 patients are waiting for beds in Irish hospitals today.

Some 320 are waiting in emergency departments, while a further 147 have been located in other wards in hospitals.

Once again, as stated, the worst affected hospital today remains University Hospital Limerick with 75 people waiting for a bed, while South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel has 41 patients on trolleys.

Total patients waiting on beds, in hospitals serving Tipperary, is 116, an increase of 15 patients over yesterdays total of 101.

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