An Emergency Department Consultant Has Said Hospitals Are Like Hotels In Terms of Capacity
'...when they're full,they're full...'
The consultant has said 'hospitals are like hotels, they run out of beds and you can't keep stacking people up'.
His comments come as calls have been made for the introduction of prefabs or modular units for Hospital Emergency Departments, to ease the overcrowding crisis.
There were 649 patients on trolleys this morning, down from yesterday’s record high of 714.
Today's trolley watch figures released by the INMO show that 88 people are being treated on trolleys at Cork University and the Mercy University Hospitals.
Dr Mick Molloy from Wexford General says the Emergency Department's can't function as an Emergency Department when it's overflowing:
More from Cork
Cork City was painted green yesterday for St Patricks Day
Festivities were celebrated in style in the city centre.
Yellow snow-ice warning in place for Cork
The weather warning is in place until 9am tomorrow.
Man died in stabbing in Co Clare
The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning.
People from far and wide visit Cork for St Patrick's parade
Thousands of people lined the streets of Cork City for the parade yesterday.
Satisfaction with Government has improved
That's according to the latest political opinion poll out today.
Gardai consider new information into missing Cork woman
They say the investigation into her disappearance will continue.