Almost 90 patients on trolleys in Galway hospitals today

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There are almost 90 people waiting on trolleys in Galway’s hospitals today, with UHG the third most overcrowded in Ireland.

INMO Trolley/Ward Watch figures show that there are 56 patients without a bed at University Hospital Galway today.

Of those, there are 43 people on trolleys in the emergency department, and another 13 without a bed in the wards.

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe is also experiencing a bad day for overcrowding, with 30 people on trolleys.

There are 20 people waiting for a bed in the emergency department, and 10 more in the wards with no bed available.

According to INMO figures there are a total of 655 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals today.

The worst affected by this overcrowding are University Hospital Limerick, where 109 people are waiting for a bed; Cork, where 63 are on trolleys, and UHG.