Trolley figures remain high in Sligo; dramatic drop in Letterkenny

The number of people on trolleys has dropped dramatically in Letterkenny but remains relatively high in Sligo today.

The latest trolley watch figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation remains high again with more than 460 without a bed in the country’s hospitals.

Last week saw record levels of more than 600 patients on trolleys for two days in a row – prompting the HSE to announce several measures to alleviate the problem.

There were over 50 waiting on trolleys at Letterkenny and Sligo University Hospitals last week but thats down to 23 today – 6 in Letterkenny and 17 in Sligo.

Health Minister Simon Harris will meet the Executive again tomorrow for an update on the overcrowding crisis.

Minister Harris is also due to visit a number of hospitals in the coming days as he monitors the situation.