24 people waiting for beds across the north west today

24 people are waiting for a bed this morning at the two main acute hospitals in the north west.

Letterkenny University Hospital has 17 people waiting for a bed, with a further 7 at Sligo University Hospital.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations conduct a count around the country’s hospitals each morning, that are then compiled into their ‘Trolley Watch’ figures.

Nationally there 424 people waiting on trolleys or chairs with University Hospital Limerick being worst hit again with 63 patients.