30 people on hospital trolleys in north west

There are 30 people on hospital trolleys in the north west today.

Twenty-nine of them are in Letterkenny University Hospital.

13 of those are in wards with 16 in the emergency department.

There is one person on a trolley in Sligo University Hospital’s emergency department.

In Galway University Hospital, there are 24 people on trolleys — 17 in the emergency department and seven in wards.

University hospital Cork is the most overcrowded in the country, with 38 people awaiting a bed.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there are 424 people on trolleys in Emergency Departments and overflow areas of wards in hospitals throughout the country.