Letterkenny University Hospital second most overcrowded for eighth time this month

Letterkenny University Hospital is once again the second most overcrowded in the country for the eighth time this month.

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation also show the hospital has been the second most overcrowded everyday this week.

61 patients are waiting for a bed in Letterkenny; 24 in the Emergency Department and 37 in wards elsewhere.

This is only 9 behind University Hospital Limerick that has been consistently the most overcrowded in the country both during and before the pandemic.

23 patients are also waiting in Sligo University Hospital today, 16 in the Emergency Department and 7 elsewhere in the hospital.

A total of 428 patients are on trolleys in all Irish hospitals today.

While latest HSE figures show there are 28 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the north west today.

17 people are in Letterkenny University Hospital and 11 are in Sligo University Hospital three of which are in Intensive Care.

634 patients are being treated for the virus in Irish hospitals today, the highest figure since February 24th, 114 of those are in ICU.