UHG is Ireland’s second most overcrowded hospital once again

Galway Daily news National Ambulance Service decontamination demonstration taking place at UHG

University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded in the country for the second day in a row today.

As of this morning there were 44 patients on trolleys at UHG according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

This accounts for 10% of all patients in acute hospitals in Ireland who don’t have a bed this morning.

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are a further 12 patients admitted without a bed today.

The only hospital in worse shape than UHG today is UH Limerick, where there are a staggering 81 patients on trolleys.

Overall, the INMO has recorded 438 patients on trolleys in emergency departments and wards around the country.