Almost 60 people on trolleys at UHG today

Galway Daily news 50 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway this morning

UHG is the most overcrowded hospital in the country again today, with almost 60 patients waiting on trolleys.

Figures from the INMO’s Trolley/Ward Watch show 55 patients on trolleys in the emergency department today, and another four in the wards.

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are a further three people without beds, two in the ED and one in the wards.

Nationwide there are a total of 470 people admitted to Irish hospitals who are without a bed today.

The worst affected after University Hospital Galway are Cork UH (49), UH Limerick (46), and Sligo University Hospital (35).

The number of COVID-19 patients at UHG has also declined in recent days, from a peak of around 50, down to 29 on Monday evening.

At Portiuncula there are six confirmed COVID-19 cases, and just one of these patients is in the ICU at each hospital.