Health Minister’s plan to deal with overcrowding under question

The number of people waiting on hospital beds at the North West’s two main hospitals stands at 66, an increase of 15 on yesterday’s figure.

There are 37 people waiting on a hospital bed at Letterkenny University Hospital and 29 at Sligo University Hospital.

17 patients are waiting in the emergency Department at Letterkenny while the number at the ED department in Sligo stands at 13.

In total there are 607 people waiting across the Country for a Hospital Bed.

The worst affected facility is University Hospital Limerick with 90 patients on trolleys.

The figures come as the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly appeared before the Oireachtas Health Committee today on the plans to address bed shortages and hospital overcrowding.

David Cullinane says that while the Minister says he has a plan to deal with the crisis, there is little evidence of it to be seen in Hospitals across the country.