The number of patients on trolleys at Irish hospitals has gone over 600 for the first time this year.

According to the INMO, the figure now stands at 606 with University Hospital Limerick the most overcrowded.

It's the highest number of patients in need of a bed since March last year.

In this region there are 33 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital and 19 patients waiting for admission to a bed at University Hospital Galway.

There are eight patients on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe and four patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital.

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