High number of patients on trolleys

12 PEOPLE are on trollies at St Luke’s Hospital today waiting for beds to become available.

12 PEOPLE are on trollies at St Luke’s Hospital today waiting for beds to become available.

Numbers of patients waiting on trolleys have been high all week with 18 reported to be on trolleys on Monday, 16 on Tuesday and six yesterday (Wednesday).

The figures are compiled by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Management at the hospital have assured patients and their families that hospital staff are making every effort to accommodate patients as quickly as possible.