Nurses are demanding urgent action on hospital overcrowding.
Latest figures from the INMO shows just over 10 thousand patients, including 297 children, were admitted to hospital without a bed last month.
Yesterday there were over 700 patients left on trolleys.
Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation's gather in Killarney today for the union's Annual Delegate Conference.
General Secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha says there is a chronic staffing crisis which needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.