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The Irish Nurses and Midwives organisation is welcoming the news of additional beds and investment in hospitals announced in the National planning Framework yesterday. 2,600 acute hospital beds and 4,500 community beds are to be provided along with investment of €10.9b in the health sector. Sligo University Hospital is to…

There are 68 people waiting for beds at North West Hospitals today, according to latest figures. 34 people are on a trolley at Letterkenny University Hospital, while 34 are also waiting in Sligo. Nationally, the INMO claims the figure is 582.

There are 40 people on trolleys today in Sligo and Letterkenny Hospitals today. There are 23 people waiting at Letterkenny University Hospital while there are 17 in Sligo. There are almost 600 patients waiting at hospitals around the country according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Galway and Cork…

The numbers waiting on trolleys has escalated even further in the first few days of January with nearly 50 people waiting on trolleys in Donegal and Sligo today. The latest figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that there are 35 people waiting for a bed in Letterkenny…

No new beds have been approved for any hospital in the North West region as part of the HSE’s 2018 Service Plan. The plan sets out how the HSE will spend it’s budget over the coming year. However, the plan is already coming in for much criticism for failing to…

More than 500 people are on hospital trolleys across the country today according to nurses. The latest trolleywatch report from the INMO shows University Hospital Galway is the most overcrowded with 47 people waiting on a bed. Letterkenny has 21 people in their EDs and overflow areas of wards while…

In the north west today, there has been a sharp increase in the number of people on hospital trolleys waiting for a bed. It’s 56, compared to 30 yesterday. Thirty-five of today’s patients on trolleys are in Letterkenny University Hospital with 21 in Sligo University Hospital. Yesterday, the figures were…