24 people waiting at Sligo University Hospital’s ED today

There are 24 people waiting at Sligo University hospital’s Emergency Department this morning.

Figures published by the nursing union the INMO shows that the north-west hospital has the joint third-highest overcrowding figures in the country today.

The Midlands regional hospital in Mullingar is also experiencing difficulties today with 17 people at its ED waiting for a hospital bed.

Eight people at Portiuncula and seven at University Hospital Galway are also waiting for beds.

There is no-one at Cavan University Hospital’s ED today seeking treatment.