27 people on hospital trolleys in NW

There are 27 people on trolleys at hospitals in the North West today, down from 40 yesterday.

16 patients are on trolleys in Letterkenny University Hospital with 11 in Sligo University Hospital.

23 people are on trolleys in University Hospital Galway while the worst affected hospital in the country is University Hospital Cork, with 38 people waiting for a bed.

The national figure stands at 379.

There were over 500 people on trolleys earlier in the week.