90 patients on trolleys in Cork hospitals

90 patients at Cork’s three emergency hospitals are being treated on trolleys today.

Cork University Hospital is the second most overcrowded hospital in the country with 57 people on trolleys at the medical facility.

Nationally 426 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to the INMO’s Trolley Watch.

25 people are on trolleys at the Mercy University Hospital with the hospital recording regular overcrowding in recent weeks.

The situation at the hospital has led to calls for the hospital’s ED to be moved to a permanent building.

The hospital’s ED is housed in prefabs and portakabins on the grounds of the city centre hospital which local politicans have described as unsuitable.


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