CALLS FOR OVERHAUL OF HEALTH SERVICE TO DEAL WITH OVERCROWDING

Health experts have warned that the hospital overcrowding crisis will continue unless there’s a massive redesign of Ireland’s health system.

602 people were on trolleys this morning in hospitals around the country, according to the INMO – the second-highest number ever recorded.

But consultants say the problem is no different to previous years – and are denying that a surge in the flu is to blame.

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