36 people waiting for a bed in North West hospitals today

The number of people on trolleys in the two main hospitals in the North West today is 36.

25 of these are in Letterkenny University Hospital with a further 11 in Sligo University Hospital.

According to the latest report from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, 321 people throughout the country are waiting for a bed in emergency departments and overflow areas of wards.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded where 43 patients are waiting on trolleys.