521 patients are being treated on trolleys at hospitals across the country.

Cork University Hospital is the worst affected facility, with 56 people waiting for beds, according to the INMO.

That's followed by 50 at both University Hospital Galway and University Hospital Limerick.

Despite the ongoing trolley crisis, and at a time when frontline hospital staff are struggling to maintain services, the HSE is appointing the equivalent of two new managers every week.

That's according to Mayo Fianna Fail TD Lisa Chambers.

She has figures from the HSE which show that 51 staff at higher and middle management were appointed in the second half of last year - which is an average of two managers per week being appointed, while she claims that on hospital wards, there are not enough nurses and doctors to keep the service operational....

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