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Patients waiting for treatment on hospital trolleys up to 420

Published 21/02/2012 | 12:53

The number of patients on trolleys in Irish hospitals is increasing with 420 patients currently waiting in emergency departments.

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The Irish Nurses' and Midwives Organisation said today that Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has 51 patients waiting, the largest number at a single hospital.

It is followed by University Hospital Galway, with 44 patients waiting, and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin which has 33.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said today that there was a lack of control over the health service, with waiting times increasing and no indication of who is in charge.

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