60 People waiting on Hospital Beds

There are almost 60 people across the North West are waiting for a bed this morning at the two main regional hospitals.

Letterkenny University Hospital have 17 people waiting for a bed today with 2 in the emergency department and 15 across other wards.

Sligo University Hospital is the 4th worst effected hospital in the country today with 42 people waiting on trolleys and chairs, according to the INMO Trolley Watch Figures.

32 of such patients are waiting in the emergency department and 10 are waiting in wards across the hospital.

There are 579 people waiting across the country today with Limerick University Hospital having the highest number of people without beds at 51.