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There’s an increase in the number of patients waiting on trolleys for beds in the two main hospitals in the north west today. There’s 43 in Letterkenny University Hospital and 26 in Sligo University Hospital, a total of 69. That compares to a total of 67 yesterday, 36 in Letterkenny…

There are serious concern in the mid to North Leitrim areas as regards ambulance response times. These concerns increased during the past month with the transfer of the Carrick-on-Shannon based ambulance to Boyle. Even though ambulance services have returned to Cortober, which is close to the County Town, inside the…

Two health days are taking place in county Sligo next week as part of Mens Health Week beginning Monday. The Sligo Traveller Support Group has organised the day in conjunction with local health professionals who will carry out free checks on the day. It’s taking place in St Anne’s Car…

Some of the best-trained GPs in the world are leaving Ireland in droves, a development that could result in some rural areas in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim being left without a local doctor in the coming years. That’s according to Dr Padraig McGarry, chairman of the Irish Medical Ordanisation’s GP…