Mixed news in trolley watch report for North West Hospitals

There is mixed news for hospitals in the North West according to today’s national trolley watch report.

Letterkenny University Hospital is amongst the worst effected with 35 patients waiting on trolleys for admission.

12 of those are in the emergency department with 23 waiting in corridors and the overflow area of wards.

The Saolta Hospital Group have confirmed that the Full Capacity Protocol is in place at the hospital.

Only University Hospitals Limerick and Galway have more people waiting for admission according to the INMO.

Things are much better in Sligo University Hospital where there is just one patient waiting on a trolley in the emergency department while in Mayo there are none.

Nationally there are 494 patients on trolleys.