16% year on year rise in number of people on trolleys at Sligo Hospital in March

There was a year on year increase in the number of people waiting on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital in the month of March.

According to the INMO this years March trolley and Ward Watch figure in Sligo was 357. That’s up 16% on last March when 301 people where waiting for a bed.

In Letterkenny University Hospital the figure dropped by 18%, this month 366 were on trolleys, while in March last year 450 were waiting on a bed.

Nationally there were 10,511 people waiting on a bed at hospitals across the country this month, the highest ever figure for the month of March.

Meanwhile there are 34 people on trolleys in the Northwest today.