Almost 70 people on trolleys in Galway’s hospitals today

Galway Daily news 67 people on trolleys at UHG

There are almost 70 patients on trolleys in Galway’s public hospitals today, INMO Trolley/Ward Watch figures show.

University Hospital Galway is the third most overcrowded in the country today, with 55 patients on trolleys.

There are 44 patients in the emergency department at UHG without a bed, and another 11 in the wards.

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are a further 12 patients admitted with no beds available for them this morning.

Of these patients, 8 are on trolleys in the emergency department, while 4 are in the hospital wards.

Nationwide there are a total of 627 patients admitted to hospital with no beds available for them today.

University Hospital Limerick is the worst affected, as usual, with 97 people on trolleys, followed by Cork University Hospital with 76, and then UHG.