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101-year-old women in hospital trolley waits

Two women, both aged 101 years old, have each had to spend more than 24 hours on a trolley in two separate hospitals in the Republic of Ireland.

A woman from County Clare was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick last week.

But her family said it was more than a day before she was given a bed.

At Tallaght Hospital in Dublin, another 101-year-old woman was left on a trolley for 26 hours.

The hospital is reviewing that case.

Mary Fogarty, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, called for a review at University Hospital Limerick.

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