Local Fine Gael Deputy Frank Feighan says he's been urging people in parts of Sligo and Leitrim to travel to Roscommon hospital injuries unit for treatment.
Deputy Feighan was commenting on the serious overcrowding once again this week which saw 40 people on trolleys at Sligo hospital yesterday, and 48 waiting to be admitted today.
The TD says he's been in contact with the Ministers office and with the HSE in an effort to find out what is causing the long delays at the facility.
He says one way of taking pressure off the A&E unit in Sligo is for people to consider travelling to the injury unit at Roscommon hospital instead
"I rang the Minister's office and the hospital to try to establish the cause of this. Is it just that after the bank holiday that there's staffing issues? Either way its unacceptable. If there's anything we can do to help the management and staff in SUH, we can do everything we can. What I am doing as well is Roscommon Urgent Care Centre is open from 8 to 8 and we've asked that those with broken bones, minor head injuries, wounds, or bites, that they get into the car and go to Roscommon Urgent Care Centre so that they won't be impacting on the serious injuries in Sligo".