Forty patients on trolleys at hospitals in the North West

There are 40 people on trolleys today in Sligo and Letterkenny Hospitals today.

There are 23 people waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital while there are 17 in Sligo.

There are almost 600 patients waiting at hospitals around the country according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Galway and Cork University Hospitals are two of the worst affected hospitals today.