Large numbers on trolleys in both Clonmel and Limerick

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Senior officials at the UL group of hospitals, which includes Nenagh General have enacted an escalation plan to deal with extra patients waiting on trolleys.

There are 55 people waiting for a bed in Dooradoyle, the highest figure in the county while at South Tipp general in clonmel 23 patients are on trolleys. 

An escalation plan has been implemented which involves moving patients from Dooradoyle to Nenagh General and cancelling non urgent, elective surgery.