The HSE reported 330 patients were on trolleys in emergency departments yesterday morning, including four children who were waiting more than nine hours for a bed.But the overall number of patients on trolleys was significantly higher because those on trolleys in wards were not counted, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).Little is known about Alexandra's dating history yet she was plagued by reports that a relationship with an ex had come while he was still married.At the beginning of Alexandra's X Factor fame in 2008, Tracie Brooks claimed the talented star started dating her then-husband Russell, months before their 2007 split.Speaking about a further increase in people getting the flu with the reopening of schools today, she said: "The concerns of my paediatric emergency medicine colleagues would be that influenza doesn't really hit our paediatric population until the schools go back."Even though most scheduled activity has been cancelled, and that's not good for patient care, we recognise it's very frustrating for patients on waiting lists, but we are facing into another challenging week now." She welcomed Health Minister Simon Harris's comments on providing more beds.Josh and Alexandra are believed to have been together for almost two years after meeting in the world of theatre.Ahead of the competition, Alexandra shunned the idea of a Strictly curse with professional partner Gorka Marquez, saying: 'It's a good thing that my boyfriend is used to seeing me on stage with other men.'When I first met him I was kissing two guys a night in Sister Act - because I hope Gorka and I get the chance to dance many, many more [weeks].'Having known him only in the spotlight, former X Factor winner Alexandra also recently praised her boyfriend for being compassionate about her busy work life.'Josh understands what my career is about,' she told Hello! 'He wants to be involved.'During her time on Strictly Come Dancing, Alexandra said he spent a lot of time with her professional partner Gorka Marquez.
Alexandra, 29, said she'd spent the 'best day ever' in Paris with her long-term stage manager boyfriend Josh Ginnelly and was seen arriving home with a radiant smile.
Looking happy and blissfully relaxed, Alexandra was dressed in chic ripped jeans with red patent boots and an oversized leather jacket.
Josh whisked girlfriend Alexandra off to the French capital not long after the Strictly finale this weekend, in which she ultimately lost out to underdog Joe Mc Fadden.
"It's good advice that, if there are symptoms, don't send your children to school." Ms Sheaghdha said that nurses were crying with stress in emergency wards and that there were still 3,000 fewer nurses in the system compared to a decade ago.
Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne called for the flu vaccine to be provided free of charge to teachers and school staff.