Thirty Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Today

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THERE are 3o patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

It’s been a busy week at the hospital as yesterday there were 23 patients on trolleys and 24 on Wednesday, 21 on Tuesday and five on Monday.

Tuesday was the worst day of the year so far for overcrowding nationally in hospitals with 679 patients waiting on trolleys.

Last month was the worst October since records began for numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry.

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Meanwhile, strict visitor restrictions remain in place at University Hospital Kerry due to the ongoing outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Anyone affected by vomiting and/or diarrhea, or in contact with anyone with these symptoms are asked to stay away from the hospital until symptom-free for 72 hours.

Anyone with any queries about visiting times or visiting a particular ward should ring the hospital in advance on 066 7184000.

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