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Severe overcrowding at local hospitals today

Dec 13, 2021 13:12 By Shannonside News
Severe overcrowding at local hospitals today Severe overcrowding at local hospitals today
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The public is asked to avoid the ED if possible.

Hospital emergency departments across the region are dealing with severe overcrowding today, with 145 people currently waiting for beds.

The ED at Sligo University Hospital is once again the third busiest in the country, with 46 on trolleys this afternoon.

UHG and Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore are dealing with 27 and 23 patients respectively waiting for beds.

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Mullingar Hospital is in escalation this morning, where 13 people are on trolleys, with the public is asked to avoid the ED if possible.

Meanwhile, Cavan General Hospital is the quietest locally, with 9 patient awaiting a hospital bed, with other hospitalsin Ballinasloe and Drogheda facing 16 and 11 patients in their respective EDs.

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