Trolley crisis eases nationally but 46 waiting for beds in North West

The number of people on hospital trolleys today has dropped to 395.

That’s down by more than 200, since Tuesday’s peak of 612.

The number of people waiting for a bed in the North West today has reduced slightly with 46 on trolleys.

Letterkenny University Hospital has seen a rise from yesterday with 30 people now waiting for a bed.

Sligo University Hospital, however, has seen a significant fall in numbers for the first time this year with 16 people on trolleys, down from 23 yesterday.

A meeting of the Emergency Department taskforce is currently underway to discuss the problem.

On his way in, Health Minister Simon Harris said everyone in the health service should be sorry for overcrowding: