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There is little sign of the strain on the health service in the north west to ease today. According to the latest INMO trolley watch figures, Letterkenny University Hospital has the highest number of people in the country waiting for beds. There were 49 people waiting, with 11 of those…

The two main hospitals in the north west are again among those with the highest number of patients waiting for beds. There are 47 waiting on trolleys for beds in Letterkenny University Hospital. Thirty-one patients are waiting in Sligo University Hospital. Overall throughout the country today, 477 people are waiting…

There are 39 patients with Covid-19 in the north west’s two main hospitals today. Latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation also show 53 patients waiting for a bed in the region. Sligo University Hospital has the thrid highest number of Covid-19 patients in the country with 26;…

Sligo and Letterkenny university hospitals have the second and third highest number of patients in the country waiting for beds today. 26 are waiting in Sligo, with 19 in the emergency department and 7 in wards and elsewhere. The figure for Letterkenny University Hospital is 24, with 5 in the…

Sligo University Hospital has the second-highest number of patients waiting for beds today. There are 31 such patients in Sligo, 23 in the Emergency Department and 8 on wards, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. University Hospital Limerick has the most patients awaiting beds . . . the…

The Saolta University Healthcare Group, of which Sligo and Letterkenny hospitals are part, says COVID-19 infection rates are now at an all-time high across all age groups. In relation to the Covid vaccination programme, it says that in the first instance the vaccine is being offered to hospital staff directly…

As hospitals strive to deal with the surge in Covid-19 cases, there was just one critical care bed available yesterday evening in Sligo University Hospital and none available in Letterkenny University Hospital. Sligo had two cases in its critical care unit while Letterkenny had five. The hospitals were treating a…