Almost 400 people on hospital trolleys

Almost 400 people are on hospital trolleys according to nurses today.

The latest report from the INMO shows Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded with 31 people waiting on a bed.

There are 11 people on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital today and 22 in Letterkenny – a significant reduction on yesterday where emergency protocols had to be put in place to deal with the numbers.

The figures come as unions attend the WRC today – ahead of next week’s work-to-rule over their working conditions.