81-year old woman waited 15 hours on a trolley in Sligo

An 81-year-old woman had to wait for 15 hours on a trolley at the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital this week.

There has been 61 patients waiting on trolleys this week at the hospital according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Tuesday was the busiest day at the hospital with 31 waiting for a bed. The majority of those waiting at the hospital have been waiting over nine hours.

This woman, who didn’t want to be named, says her mother was brought in on Tuesday night and had to wait fifteen hours on a trolley:

And you can hear that full interview with Claire Ronan in full on Northwest Today at 9am this morning.