More people on hospital trolleys in the NW today

There’s an increase in the number of people on hospital trolleys waiting for a bed in the North West today.

There’s 24 in Sligo University Hospital, that’s three more than yesterday.

And in Letterkenny University Hospital, there’s 14 on trolleys, five more than yesterday.

Only three of the 24 waiting in Sligo Hospital today have made it as far as a ward.

In Galway University Hospital, there are 12 people waiting.

Overall, in hospitals throughout the country, there are 401 people on trolleys waiting for bed, that’s 76 more than yesterday.