Almost 100 people on hospital trolleys at Shannonside facilities today

Almost 100 people are on hospital trolleys or chairs this morning as result of overcrowding at Accident and Emergency departments.

42 people at University Hospital Galway are waiting for a hospital bed today – the third-worst figure in the entire country.

26 people are also waiting to be admitted at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore, while 5 are waiting for a hospital bed at its sister hospital in Mullingar.

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10 people in Sligo University Hospital and 7 patients in Portiuncula in Ballinasloe are also waiting for a hospital bed. The worst affected is Cork University Hospital with 50 people waiting for beds.

It’s followed by University Hospital Limerick where 44 patients are on trolleys.