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Significant overcrowding recorded at local hospital today

May 31, 2022 13:05 By Shannonside News
Significant overcrowding recorded at local hospital today Significant overcrowding recorded at local hospital today
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The figures are a slight increase on high numbers recorded on Monday.

The Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital is under extreme pressure today.

44 people are waiting for a bed on trolleys today, down from 46 yesterday.

It's the third highest in the country following University Hospital Galway with 51 patients on a trolley.

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Meanwhile, 16 people are waiting on a bed at Mullingar Hospital and a further 7 at Portiuncula.

Elsewhere,

It's claimed the bed crisis at University Hospital Limerick has been normalised.

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That's the view of Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show a record of 1,823 people were treated on hospital trolleys in May there.

Deputy Quinlivan says what he describes as 'catastrophic failures' at the hospital cannot continue.

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He's called for a new approach to be taken at the facility.

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