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Sligo University Hospital emergency department extremely busy today

Oct 5, 2021 17:10 By Shannonside News
Sligo University Hospital emergency department extremely busy today Sligo University Hospital emergency department extremely busy today
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The public are experiencing long waiting times at the facility.

The emergency department at Sligo University Hospital is extremely busy this afternoon.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are currently 442 admitted patients waiting for beds in Irish hospitals today.

Management at the hospital are asking the public not to attend the emergency room but instead contact their GP if their health problem is not urgent.

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There is also pressure on bed availability with 27 patients on trollies.

Many of these people are experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the ED to an acute bed in the hospital.

At University Hospital Galway there are 41 patients on trollies while a further 11 patients are waiting on a bed at Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore.

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At Mullingar Regional Hospital there are currently eight patients on trollies.

There are just three people waiting on a bed at both Cavan General Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

Portiuncula Hospital is the lowest in the region with no one on trollies at the facility.

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