The INMO today released the total hospital trolley figures for the month of August, stating that 6,367 patients were waiting for beds across the country in the last month, more than double the number in August 2020.

The highest trolley figures for August 2021 were in:

University Hospital Limerick – 823

Cork University Hospital – 738

University Hospital Galway – 563

There were 484 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital this month, 290 patients at Mayo University Hospital and 146 at Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe.