• Login
81 on trolleys in Limerick - highest ever recorded in an Irish hospital
Press Release - 3.4.19


81 patients were waiting without beds in University Hospital Limerick - the highest-ever daily figure recorded in an Irish hospital, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch (see daily report here).
UHL also saw a 17-bed ward closed last week, which the INMO says is contributing to the problem.
52 patients are waiting in UHL's emergency department, with 29 in wards elsewhere.
Nationally, 594 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning. 432 are waiting in the emergency department, while 162 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.
The worst-hit hospitals today are:
• University Hospital Limerick - 81
• Cork University Hospital – 50
• University Hospital Galway – 43
The INMO's Industrial Relations Officer in Limerick, Mary Fogarty, who is attending meetings at UHL today said:
“Staff and patients are under intolerable pressure in Limerick today. This is the worst-ever figure we've recorded in an Irish hospital.
"This comes less than a week after a 17-bed ward in UHL was shut. The beds that have been closed in UHL need to be reopened immediately.
"We are calling on the Minister to intervene and deal with the chronic overcrowding in the hospital as an urgent matter of patient and staff safety.”
The INMO has launched a petition, calling for the closed ward to be reopened and for bed capacity and staffing to be increased: https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/reopen-the-closed-beds-in-university-hospital-limerick 
Press Releases
Rss feed
Eamon McMahon
Trolley numbers out of control
Press Release - 26.1.22
Record Overcrowding at UHL
Press release 25.1.22
ADC Media Notice 2021
Online Conference 6th & 7th May
Expert Group Must Focus on Unfinished Business
Nursing managers will monitor closely
81 people without beds in UHL
Press release 24.2.20
INMO celebrates 100 years
Press release 28.11.19
85 on trolleys in Limerick
Press release 25.11.19
679 Patients On Trolleys
Press release: 5.11.19
11,452 Patients on Trolleys
Press release 31.10.19
World Mental Health Day - 10th Oct 2019
ICN - Mental health is a human right – end discrimination now
Record Numbers on Trolleys
Press Release 02.09.19
Worst-ever July for ED overcrowding
Press Release 31.07.19
7,392 patients on trolleys in June
Press Release 01.07.19
Hospital Overcrowding 10,229
Press Release 01.05.19
​14% increase in trolley figures
Press Release - 01.04.19
INMO celebrates 100th birthday
Press Release 28.02.19
INMO launches public petition
Press Release: 21.1.19
100,000 patients on trolleys
Press Release 28.11.18
INMO meets HSE before ballot
Press Release 09.11.18
Site Map
Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (Cumann Altrai agus Ban Cabhrach na hEireann). The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. T:+353 1 664 0600 E:inmo@inmo.ie