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Jan. 8, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
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The number is up by nearly 10% on this day last year.
The Emergency Department Task Force is to meet later today to discuss the crisis in its first meeting since early December.
Today's figures also show there are 96 patients who have been waiting for admission to a bed for over 24 hours.
The hospital worst affected is University Hospital Galway, with 40 patients waiting.
There are 28 patients waiting at Cork University Hospital, 24 at University Hospital Waterford and 22 waiting at University Hospital Kerry.

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These figures were collected under the HSE TrolleyGar system at 8am and only include patients in emergency departments.
The figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will be published later this morning and they will include patients placed on wards, waiting for admission to a bed.
Meanwhile, the Medical Clinical Director at CUH has said he hopes that all planned surgery, which was cancelled for two weeks to free up beds for patients, will resume later today.
Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mike O'Connor said the plan is to resume surgery today depending on capacity, but it will be determined on a case by case basis.
He said if these surgeries went ahead as scheduled, 80 to 90 patients would have had operations last week.
CUH was the worst affected by the overcrowding yesterday with 41 patients waiting on trolleys. 
The hospital has confirmed that it has begun transferring patients to other hospitals in a bid to free up beds for new patients to be admitted from the Emergency Department.
Mr O'Connor said this was not unusual for CUH, but the transfer of patients to a private hospital, the Mater Private in Cork, was a new development.
 

http://www.rte.ie/news/health/2018/0108/931705-trolley-figures/