590 people waiting for a bed in the north west for the month of June

There was a total of 590 people waiting for a bed in the North West for the month of June.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives organisation released its monthly trolley waiting for figures for June 2019.

It found that 347 people were forced to wait for a bed at Sligo University Hospital which is an increase of 100 compared to June 2018 or 40%, and 243 patients were waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital, a decrease of 48 or 16%.

Compared to figures for 2006, when the records began, there was 215 people waiting in Letterkenny and only 27 in Sligo.

Nationally there was a total of 7,392 waiting in Irish Hospitals for June 2019, an increase of 3,724 on 2006’s figure of 3,668 or 101%.

Today there are 13 people waiting in both Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals while the national the figure is 370

The worst affected hospital in the country on the first day of the month is, once again, Limerick University Hospital with 53 patients waiting followed by Cork University Hospital where there are 44.