Hospitals serving Co Tipp under huge pressure today

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113 people have been waiting for beds at the two hospitals serving Co Tipp today.

According to the INMO, 81 people are waiting for beds at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) – the joint-highest number ever recorded at any hospital. That high was also reached on April 3rd of this year and on July 11th

Over a thousand patients have been forced to wait on trolleys in UHL this month – already the worst September on record for the hospital, with a week still remaining

The INMO has called on the HSE to make a high-level intervention to curtail services to clear the overcrowding; to end the recruitment ban, which has led to 100 unfilled nursing vacancies in UHL to immediately offer full-time, permanent contracts to graduating nurses and midwives, many of whom have still not been offered roles at UHL; and to open a review into the ongoing trolley overcrowding at the hospital.

South Tipperary General Hospital was recorded as having the third-highest number of people on trolleys today, with 32; bringing the total number of people waiting at hospitals serving Co Tipperary to 113.