Sixty-two of these are in the emergency department and 12 are located in wards elsewhere.
Fifteen people have been admitted at the Mercy University Hospital but are without beds, while seven await beds in Bantry.
552 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning across the country, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 378 are waiting in the emergency department, while 174 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.
Every morning at 8am, INMO members count how many patients are waiting in the Emergency Department for a bed and how many are waiting in wards elsewhere in the hospital.
The INMO Trolley Watch counts the number of patients who have been admitted to acute hospitals, but who are waiting for a free bed. These patients are often being treated on trolleys in corridors, but they may also be on chairs, in waiting rooms, or simply wherever there’s space.