Emergency departments like ‘war zone’ due to overcrowding

Cork nurse: ‘It takes a lot to make me cry at work but at the weekend I came home crying’

Michelle Kingston: ‘We’re just being bombarded. We don’t have the capacity.’

Michelle Kingston: ‘We’re just being bombarded. We don’t have the capacity.’

A nurse working in Cork University Hospital (CUH) has described the current conditions in the hospital’s emergency department as “inhumane” and “like a war zone”.

The number of people waiting for beds has reached unprecedented levels with 760 people on hospital trolleys across Ireland on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations (INMO).

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