Sligo Hospital once again cited as one of worst hit by overcrowding

Yet again, Sligo University Hospital has been cited as one of the worst affected in terms of overcrowding nationwide.


The comments were made in the Dail this morning by Independent TD Marian Harkin who is backing calls to make local injury units 24/7 in a bid to tackle the issue.


It comes as figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show 497 people are waiting on seats or trolleys in hospitals this morning, 27 of them at Sligo.


The motion before the Dáil today, calls for Medical Assessment Units and Local Injury Units at Ireland’s smaller, Level 2 hospitals to stay open 24 hours a day.


Deputy Harkin says it’s no secret that facilities on this side of the country are hardest hit: