25 patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital today

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Paul O'Meara

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25 patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital today

Naas General Hospital

There are 25 patients on trolleys today at Naas Hospital.

The level of overcrowding at the facility has prompted a request from the Health Service Executive for patients to visit a GP instead of attending the hospital.

The worst overcrowding at hospitals in this area is at the Mater Tallaght and Beaumont where 37, 33, and 27 patients were admitted without a bed being immediately available.

There is chronic overcrowding too at Tullamore Hospital where 49 patients are without a bed while at Portlaoise the figure is 19, says the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.