Local TD says ‘an emergency situation’ now exists at Sligo University Hospital

A Sligo Leitrim TD has described the situation at Sligo University Hospital as an emergency and is calling for urgent Government intervention.


Yesterday, there were 50 people waiting for a bed at the facility and comes as the second day of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisations Annual Delegate Conference gets underway at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Rosses Point.


Speaking in the Dail, Deputy Marian Harkin demanded action from the Taoiseach:




Responding Michael Martin defended the Governments approach, saying efforts are underway to alleviate pressures at Sligo: