Updated: 13/03/18 : 07:36:53Printable Version
Hospitals are bracing themselves for another busy day, following record trolley numbers yesterday.
The latest high follows a previous record of 677 on trolleys in January.
714 people were waiting for a hospital bed on trolleys and in wards yesterday morning - a new all-time high.
The pressure has led to the HSE cancelling all non-urgent surgeries.
The Health Minister Simon Harris also announced €5m in extra spending to speed up the discharge of patients.
Last night, Tallaght University Hospital said it was struggling with a very high number of emergency cases.
It has asked those with minor injuries or illnesses to go to a GP first.