Sligo University Hospital records a large increase in attendance figures over winter period

New figures show that Sligo University Hospital has seen the greatest  increase of all hospitals in the country when it comes to attendances with a 68 per cent rise since the winter of 2019/20.



Media reports today also claim that seriously ill patients attending three Irish hospitals have to wait at least a day on average before being admitted.


The Irish Times are reporting that the figures were disclosed at a meeting of the Emergency Department Taskforce, which heard there have been 12 major patient safety incidents in hospital emergency departments this winter.



The Irish Patients’ Association has called for a clinical audit of risk areas in health to establish the extent to which delays are affecting patient outcomes.


Tallaght University Hospital has had the highest number of patients waiting for long periods this winter, with 3,165 breaches of the 24-hour target.

The report claims that at Sligo University Hospital, there were 2,635 breaches of the target.