92 people are waiting on hospital beds in Cork this morning, according to the latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
The INMO’s daily trolloy watch report showed 57 people waiting on a bed in Cork University Hospital (CUH) as of 8am.
Of these, 42 patients were in the Emergency Department, with another 15 being cared for elsewhere in the hospital.
CUH had the second-highest figure of any hospital in the country this morning, with only University Hospital Limerick worse-hit.
Another 24 patients were waiting on beds in the Mercy University Hospital, all of whom were waiting in the Emergency Department.
In Bantry General Hospital, 11 patients were waiting on a bed this morning.
Overcrowding in CUH has been repeatedly highlighted in recent months.
More than 10,000 patients were forced to wait on trolleys or in wards for a bed at CUH between January and November 30 this year, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
The Echo revealed last month that CUH’s application for funding for a 31-bed ward and staff to alleviate pressure was refused by the HSE.