37 people waiting for beds in South Tipperary General Hospital this morning

The Hospital is one of the worst-hit in the country today

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

37 people waiting for beds in South Tipperary General Hospital this morning

Limerick and Clonmel are in the top three of worst hit hospitals today

South Tipperary General Hospital is one of the worst-hit hospitals this morning, Wednesday, with thirty seven people waiting for beds. A further fifty six are awaiting beds in University Hospital, Limerick, which covers North Tipperary.

Nationally 507 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 335 are waiting in the emergency department, while 172 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

The worst-hit hospitals today are:University Hospital Limerick - 56
University Hospital Galway - 52
South Tipperary General Hospital - 37

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 hospitals.


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. The INMO started Trolley Watch in 2004.