17 people waiting on trolleys in the North West

The Irish Medical Organisation has hit out at the response of the HSE to the trolley crisis in Irish hospitals.

Health Minister Simon Harris met with the Emergency Department Taskforce yesterday to discuss measures to reduce the number of people on trolleys.

The organisation described the response as “too little, too late” and the proposed increase in bed numbers of 63 as an “insult”.

There are 260 people waiting on trolleys in the country with 17 people waiting in the North West.  11 waiting in Sligo Regional Hospital and 6 in Letterkenny General Hospital

Dr. Duddy says there are a number of things that can be done to help alleviate the crisis: