Drop in number of patients waiting for beds at Cork hospitals

Drop in number of patients waiting for beds at Cork hospitals

There’s been a significant decrease in the number of admitted patients waiting for beds at hospitals in Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

There’s been a significant decrease in the number of admitted patients waiting for beds at hospitals in Cork.

Last week, more people were waiting for beds at the emergency department at Cork University Hospital than any other emergency department in the country for four days straight.

However, figures published by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) show that this is not the case today.

The latest Trolley Watch report shows 14 people are waiting for beds at the hospital's emergency department.

One admitted patient is waiting for a bed at the Mercy University Hospital.

Nationally, 136 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to the INMO’s Trolley Watch.

University Hospital Limerick is worst affected with 46 patients waiting for beds; 33 in the emergency department and 13 in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

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