INMO calls on government to declare a overcrowding crisis as 67 across the North West wait for a bed

Today marks the second worst recorded day in the history of the INMO, as trolley figures remain at 760 patients nationwide.

As a part of this, 67 people across the North West are waiting on trolleys or chairs today, waiting for bed.

Letterkenny University Hospital is the 4th worst effected in the country with 47 people waiting for a bed.
15 of these patients are waiting in the ED and 32 on wards across wards in the hospital. This is up 10 on yesterdays figure.

Sligo University Hospital have 20 people waiting for a bed today with 16 in the emergency department and 4 elsewhere in the hospital. This is up 5 on yesterdays figure.

The Irish Nurse and Midwives organisation are calling on the government to declare a “extremely overcrowding” crisis across all hospitals as Limerick University remains the worst effected hospital again today with 75 patients, after yesterdays recorded high of 92 patients.