Cork woman Bernadette Walshe has told how her mother was taken to Cork University Hospital last Friday because it was feared she was having a stroke.
She was still waiting tonight to be moved to the appropriate ward attached to her consultant, more than 90 hours after she arrived at the hospital.
During that time, she was moved from an A&E cubicle to a trolley, on a crowded corridor, for six hours and then later to an emergency ward.
Ms Walshe, whose dad spent nearly 20 hours on a corridor trolley last year at CUH, said her father was this time battling for his wife to get appropriate care.
“The saddest part was my father, who is nearly 91, was begging and pleading at the desk, asking for my mother to get a bed,” she said.