Number of people waiting for a bed at LUH soars to over 30

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There were 33 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning - 20 of them on trolleys in the emergency department according to figures released by the INMO.

A record 612 people are on trolleys at hospitals across the country - which the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says is 'truly shocking'.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded with 46 people in need of a bed.

Last year there were almost 94 thousand patients on trolleys - compared to 50 thousand in 2007 when the situation was declared a 'National Emergency'.

Liam Doran is General Secretary of the INMO: