Trolley numbers up in North West

The numbers waiting on trolleys in North West Hospitals have risen slightly today according to Irish Nurses and Midwives.

There are 38 people waiting for admission in Letterkenny and Sligo University Hospitals, up from 36 yesterday.

In Letterkenny the numbers have fallen, however, with 30 people waiting on a trolley in the emergency department and overflow area of wards compared to 35 yesterday.

The full capacity protocol remains in place at the hospital with the public urged to visit their GP in the first instance and only attend the hospital in a case of real emergency.

There are 8 people on trolleys in the emergency department of Sligo University Hospital, an increase of seven on yesterday’s figure.

Nationally the INMO’s trolley watch report shows 445 people are waiting on trolleys with University Hospital Limerick the worst effected with 38 people waiting on trolleys.