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STI sufferers from Leitrim are forced to travel outside the county for treatment. It’s one of 10 counties where there is no public STI clinic. There are currently 23 HSE-funded STI clinics in the State, based in 16 counties. Patients from Leitrim must travel to their nearest clinic which is…

The number of patients waiting on an outpatient appointment at Sligo University Hospital has increased by 1,400 since the start of year. The National Treatment Purchase Fund have today published the waiting list numbers to the end of November. The number of patients on an outpatient waiting list at Sligo…

There were 38 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning in the North West, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch figures. The number shows a decreased of 18 on yesterday’s recorded figures for the same region. 25 patients were waiting at Sligo University Hospital today while the figure at…

A Sligo councillor says the HSE is spending ‘staggering’ amounts of money on agency staff because of the failure to deal with, what he calls, a ‘recruitment and retention crisis.’ Sinn Fein Councillor Chris Manus says that for the first nine months of this year, more than €4.8m was spent…

A Cancer campaigner in Sligo is calling for a clearer committment to the future of the mobile mammography unit at the hospital. The long-awaited unit which carries out mammograms for breast cancer patients who are five years post-treatment started seeing patients at Sligo University Hospital at the end of 2016.…

An 81-year-old woman had to wait for 15 hours on a trolley at the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital this week. There has been 61 patients waiting on trolleys this week at the hospital according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. Tuesday was the busiest day at the…