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 The number of patients staying on trolleys in Irish hospitals is expected to increase having reached a new record high yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of patients staying on trolleys in Irish hospitals is expected to increase, having reached a new record high yesterday. Figures released b(...)

There were 93,621 admitted patients on trolleys during 2016 -   a record figure for a calendar year, the INMO said.

The number of people stuck on trolleys in Irish hospitals has reached its highest ever number three days into the new year - and is expected to rise. (...)

INMO figures showed there were 32 people on trolleys at the Mater hospital on Tuesday morning. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Mater hospital in Dublin has appealed for people to avoid its emergency department where possible as it deals with significant numbers of patients(...)

Liam Doran, general secretary, INMO, said certain hospitals were ‘failing completely’ to follow established protocols and to open extra beds to cater for extra demand.

Hospitals across the State are under pressure from nurses and midwives to address the “grave and serious” problem of routine overcrowding on wa(...)