Health Minister to meet HSE to address ‘record’ number on trolleys

The Health Minister is to meet the HSE tomorrow to discuss the new record level of people on trolleys at hospitals around the country.

The daily count hit 612 yesterday with 56 of those on trolleys at Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospital.

Simon Harris will meet management in the health service for a further update tomorrow but says .

Meanwhile, the body representing nursing homes says they’ve a key role to play in solving the trolley crisis.

Tadhg Daly from Nursing Homes Ireland is welcoming a pledge from Minister Harris to look into working with them on the issue: