Overcrowding crisis at Naas Hospital worsens

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Paul O'Meara

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Overcrowding crisis at Naas Hospital worsens

Nurses demonstrate at the hospital in February

There are severe overcrowding problems at Naas General Hospital for the second day running.

According to nurses at the facility there are 36 patients without a bed, having been admitted through accident and emergency department.

This is one more than yesterday when Naas was the fourth worst hospital in Ireland for overcrowding.

There are more overcrowded hospitals in Ireland today than Naas - because the overcrowding problem nationally has worsened.

There are 27 patients on trolleys at Tullamore Hospital and the figure for Portlaoise Hospital today is 16.

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