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There are calls for the Health Minister to make a statement on the drug Orkambi without delay. Sligo Leitrim Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry says he contacted the drug-manufacturing company Vertex on Friday. He says a spokesperson confirmed they have yet to hear back from the department of Health since…

A Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail TD has described the provision on prefabs on some hospital grounds to relieve overcrowding as ‘a bad precedent.’ Deputy Marc MacSharry was reacting to a proposal by Health Minister Simon Harris, who says the move is a short-term solution. However, there is already concern over whether…

The overcrowding crisis shows no sign of easing as the number on trolleys has spiked again today. There are 59 people waiting on trolleys in North West Hospitals today according to the latest INMO trolley watch report. Letterkenny University Hospital has the second highest number of people waiting for a…

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…

The number of people on hospital trolleys today has dropped to 395. That’s down by more than 200, since Tuesday’s peak of 612. The number of people waiting for a bed in the North West today has reduced slightly with 46 on trolleys. Letterkenny University Hospital has seen a rise…

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…