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Health Care officials are urging the public not to visit hospitals and nursing homes unless absolutely necessary in an attempt to contain an outbreak of the flu virus. It comes as a Sligo nursing home has been forced to close a number of wards to visitors and 46 people are…

An INMO official claims the overcrowding situation in some hospitals is actually worse than the union’s Trolley Watch figures suggest. INMO Industrial Relations Officer Maura Hickey told Ocean FM this afternoon the truth is not being told about the real picture in hospitals when it comes to lack of beds…

While the number on trolleys is down today across the country – it’s up again in the North West hospitals. The numbers on trolleys at Letterkenny University Hospital has increased to 25 while the number are up just one to 23 patients on trolleys in Sligo where the numbers have…

A consultant in Emergency Medicine in the North West says nothing concrete is being done to tackle the overcrowding crisis. Dr. Fergal Hickey is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sligo University Hospital and the Communications Officer with the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine He has been speaking after the…

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says record numbers are on trolleys at hospitals across the country today. Fifty-six people are on trolleys in the North West alone with 33 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital and 23 people waiting at Sligo University Hospital. The INMO says…

There are just 4 people waiting for a hospital bed in the North West today. All four are on trolleys in the emergency department of Letterkenny University Hospital. Over 230 people are on trolleys at hospitals across the country according to Irish Nurses and Midwives figures. South Tipperary General Hospital…