Increase in numbers waiting for beds at Cork hospitals despite national decrease 

Increase in numbers waiting for beds at Cork hospitals despite national decrease 
Pic; Larry Cummins

Almost half of all admitted patients waiting for hospital beds around the country this morning are waiting at hospitals in Cork.

According to the latest Trolley Watch from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 81 admitted patients are waiting for beds at hospitals around the country, a significant decrease on yesterday when 127 patients were waiting for beds.

However, Cork has bucked the downward trend, with increases in the number of patients waiting for beds at hospitals here.

The figures show 28 people are waiting for beds at Cork University Hospital, making the hospital the worst affected facility for three days running.

A further 12 people are waiting for beds at the Mercy University Hospital.

All of these patients are waiting for beds in the hospital's emergency departments.

The INMO’s Trolley Watch shows there are no patients waiting for beds at Bantry General Hospital.

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