There are more than 70 people on trolleys in Galway’s hospitals this morning, between UHG and Portiuncula Hospital.
At University Hospital Galway there are 58 patients without a bed, INMO Trolley/Ward Watch figures show, making it the third most overcrowded hospital in the country.
At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are six people on trolleys in the ED, and another seven in its wards.
Nationwide, Ireland’s hospitals have 540 patients admitted with no bed available today, according to the INMO.
The most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today is UH Limerick, where there are 83 people without beds, followed by UH Cork, which has 60.