INMO warns of ‘winter chaos’ as numbers as trolley figures increase in north west

The INMO is warning a “winter chaos” is on the way as the number of people waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals continues to rise.


The warning comes as the number of people waiting for a hospital bed in the north west has increased again today.


The latest Trolleywatch figures have shown that 596 patients were without a bed this morning.


That’s up from 558 yesterday and 413 last Friday.


Locally the number waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital have increased to 47, up 5 from yesterday, while in Sligo University Hospital, the numbers have gone down one to 56.


INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha (Nee Hay) has warned that we are “sleepwalking into another winter crisis” unless action is taken.