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University Hospital Limerick, Serving Co. Tipperary, Most Overcrowded In November 2022.

Irish hospitals have recorded their worst November ever in 2022, with regards overcrowding, according to latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

Over 12,624 people were unable to access a bed in Irish hospitals in November, with over 563 children left resting on trolleys.

As Tipperary politicians wander about aimlessly, making no effort to demonstrate leadership; the most overcrowded hospital in the Irish Republic was University Hospital Limerick, latter supposed to be serving North Co. Tipperary, with some 1596 patients without a bed over the 30 day period.

In second place was Cork University Hospital with 1334 patients; followed by Letterkenny University Hospital with 1108 patients; Sligo University Hospital with 783 patients and Galway University Hospital with 703 patients.

Meanwhile, the Minor Injury Unit in Nenagh, North Co. Tipperary was closed today, due to unclarified staffing issues. Patients in need of assistance were being asked to travel to Ennis hospital (119km [74mls] or 1hr 30min drive subject to traffic) or to St. John’s acute General Voluntary Hospital located in Limerick City, (some 110km [69mls] or 1hr 15min drive, subject to traffic).

This situation is no longer acceptable or indeed supportable in 21st century rural Ireland.

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