Noticeable drop in Letterkenny Hospital waiting figures; Sligo remains high

There has been a significant reduction in the number of people waiting for a bed in Letterkenny University Hospital in recent weeks with one person waiting as of this morning.

In contrast to this according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s Trolley Watch Figures, Sligo University Hospital is the joint second most impacted today when it comes to hospital overcrowding.

37 patients waiting for beds, up from from 30 yesterday, 20 of whom are in the Emergency Department and 14 in wards elsewhere.

97 people are on trolleys in University Hospital Limerick, the most impacted nationally.

Overall throughout the country today, there are 388 patients are awaiting beds.

When it comes to Covid-19 patients receiving treatment in the region, 20 patients are in Letterkenny and 18 in Sligo.

599 patients are in an Irish hospital with the virus today, 39 of whom are in an ICU.