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November was the worst month on record for hospital waiting figures in the North West and nationally. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, 431 people were waiting on trolleys or chairs in Sligo University Hospital last month compared to 198 the same time last year. Letterkenny University Hospital…

Irish nurses will today tell the HSE that if you want to recruit and retain nurses – you need to pay them. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are holding a symposium in Dublin later to discuss the problem of understaffing in the health service and the resulting overcrowding in…

With record numbers on trolleys again today, nurses in Galway are protesting over what they claim is the HSE’s failure year on year to tackle another patient winter crisis. In Sligo alone there are 27 patients on trolleys with another 16 waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital. Nurses and midwives based…

There are 28 patients on trolleys in Sligo and Letterkenny today. Today’s figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation shows there are 17 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital. There are a further 11 waiting admission at Letterkenny University Hospital. However, the HSE’s figures show that as of…

There are 46 people on trolleys in Letterkenny and Sligo today. 28 of these patients are waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital and 18 in Sligo according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO says today’s figures are nearly 30% higher than the numbers waiting this day last year.