419 patients are on trolleys in hospital across the country today. 

According to the INMO, the worst affected is University Hospital Limerick with 58 people waiting for a bed. 

It's followed by Cork University Hospital where 44 people are on trolleys.

The third highest hospital with patients on trolleys is University Hospital Galway with 28.

There are 20 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, nine at Mayo University Hospital and two patients on trolleys today at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

Meanwhile, plans to start a ballot of nurses and midwives on a new contract were postponed yesterday.

Officials at the INMO said the deal being proposed by the Government wasn’t one they could put to their members.


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