INMO: Trolley figures up

The number of people waiting for hospital beds in the north west has increased again today according to Irish Nurses and Midwives figures.

35 people are on trolleys and waiting in the overflow areas of wards in hospitals in the region, five more than yesterday.

27 of those are in University Hospital Letterkenny with 10 people on trolleys in the hospital’s emergency department and a further 17 in overflow areas.

University Hospital Sligo has 8 people waiting for a bed with 6 of those on trolleys in the emergency department.

Almost 450 people are on trolleys at hospitals across the country according to the INMO.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded with 41 people in need of a bed while there are 34 people waiting in Galway.