Over 50 patients on trolleys in Galway today

Galway Daily news UHG overcrowding

University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded in the country today, with 51 patients on trolleys in the emergency department.

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are a further seven patients without a bed, one in the ED, and six in the wards.

Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that there were a total of 470 patients in Irish hospitals who did not have a bed as of counting this morning.

As usual, UH Limerick was the worst affected by overcrowding, with 95 patients waiting on trolleys in the emergency department and wards.

UHL and UHG had a significant, if unwelcome lead on the next worst affect hospital in Sligo, where there are 44 patients waiting for a bed.

COVID-19 paitents

There were a total of 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Galway’s hospitals as of Monday evening, nine at UHG and five at Portiuncula Hospital.

Of these three people have been admitted to the ICU, two in Galway City and one at Portiuncula.