Just two Shannonside hospitals have people waiting for beds today

Just two hospitals in the Shannonside region have people waiting for hospital bed today – a drop of 181% on figures for the same day in February.

12 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning across the country according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch and all 12 are waiting in the emergency department.

The figure is in stark contrast to figures for this day last month, when one-hundred-and-one people were waiting for a hospital bed in the region – including fifty one people at Galway University hospital and nineteen at Sligo University

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Today just one person is waiting for a bed at Cavan University Hospital, and four at the Midlands Regional hospital in Mullingar.