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Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 11 December, 2019

#record high

# record-high - Monday 3 July, 2017

There were over 50,000 people on hospital trolleys in the first six months of 2017

The INMO said that this was further evidence that our health service “simply cannot cope with the demands”.

# record-high - Friday 26 May, 2017

Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland

The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.

# record-high - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Over 600 patients are waiting for hospital beds around the country

This comes after news of planned industrial action at Beaumont Hospital – one of the worst affected by overcrowding.

# record-high - Monday 5 January, 2015

Hospital overcrowding: Calls for Ireland to poach nurses from UK and Australia

A record number of people are now waiting for beds, with the INMO saying industrial action is likely due to ‘chronic overcrowding’.