90 people on trolleys today in Shannonside hospitals

There are nearly 90 patients waiting for beds in hospitals in the Shannonside region this afternoon, with University Hospital Galway the worst affected.

There are 32 people on trolleys or chairs in Galway, according to the INMO.

There are 22 in Tullamore, 16 in Sligo hospital, a further three in Portiuncula and the same number in Cavan General Hospital.

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Countrywide there are 470 people on trolleys today.