Trolley crisis: Record 677 people awaiting a hospital bed, nurses say

INMO says staff face ‘intolerable’ conditions and patients in ‘inhumane’ situations

The number of people on trolleys and wards awaiting a bed in an Irish hospital has risen again to a new high of 677.

The number of people on trolleys and wards awaiting a bed in an Irish hospital has risen again to a new high of 677.

The number of people on trolleys and wards awaiting a bed in an Irish hospital has risen again to a new high of 677.

This represents an increase of more than 20 on the record figure of 656 counted by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s (INMO) on Tuesday as part of its “Trolley Watch”, which monitors overcrowding in hospital emergency departments on a daily basis.

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