UHG is the third most overcrowded Hospital in Ireland today according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation with 41 people on trolleys.
There are 41 patients on trolleys in the Emergency Department and in overcrowded wards at University Hospital Galway today according to the INMO Trolley/Ward Watch.
However, a more alarming figure is that there are 24 people on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe today, where usually there are just one or two.
There are a total of 582 people without a proper bed in Ireland’s public hospitals today the INMO has said.
The worst affected are the usual suspects of UH Limerick, 55 on trolleys, and Cork UH Cork where there are 42 without a bed.