Hospitals serving Co Tipp under huge pressure today


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.