MacManus slams lost bed days at Sligo University Hospital

A Sligo/Leitrim general election candidate has described delayed discharges from hospitals as ‘one of the biggest financial wastes in the health service.

Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus was speaking after figures released to him showed that 2,372 bed days had been lost in Sligo University Hospital due to delayed discharges from January to November of last year.

He says the cost of delayed discharges for the year would pay for a much-needed permanent cardiac cath lab at the hospital.