56 people waiting for hospital beds in North West

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says record numbers are on trolleys at hospitals across the country today.

Fifty-six people are on trolleys in the North West alone with 33 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital and 23 people waiting at Sligo University Hospital.

The INMO says 621 people are waiting around the country with University Hospital Limerick the worst affected.

Liam Doran is General Secretary of the INMO: