Delayed discharges are causing unneeded stress and fear for patients.
That’s according to Fianna Fail TD for Sligo/Leitrim, Eamon Scanlon.
There are 205 people in Sligo and Leitrim waiting for home help with 137 waiting 3 months, 25 for 3 to 6 months and 43 people have been waiting for 6 to 12 months.
Deputy Scanlon says the government must do more to bring down the list of people waiting and that beds are being filled for longer than they should be.
Speaking to OceanFM, he says that people aren’t looking for much