Highest ever number of patients on trolleys at South Tipp General Hospital

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Figures compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show a total of 229 people had to wait for admission last month – this is up 32% on April 2014.
 
The lowest figure for April was from 2011 when just 39 people had to wait on trolleys or chairs for admission to the Clonmel health facility.
 
Nationally the figures for last month are up 26% on last year and 73% since April 2006.
 
The General Secretary of the INMO says the dire situation in Irish hospitals will not improve unless radical changes are made.
 
Liam Doran says additional beds need to be opened as these numbers demonstrate the extent of the crisis in our hospitals.