Drogheda tops trolley waiting list

Monday 17 September 2012 18.35
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital had 32 people were waiting on trolleys for admission this morning
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital had 32 people were waiting on trolleys for admission this morning

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda was Ireland's most overcrowded Emergency Department today.

The figures were produced by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

A total of 32 people were waiting on trolleys for admission to the hospital this morning, which is ten more than the next most overcrowded hospital, St Vincent's in Dublin, which had 22 people on trolleys.

Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown had 20 patients on trolleys.

The South Tipperary General Hospital and the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick both had 16 people on trolleys awaiting admission.