UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital today

Galway Daily news Busy week continues at Portiuncula Hospital as over 30 on trolleys today

University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded in the country today, with 37 patients going without a bed.

Daily figures from the Irish nurses and Midwives Organisation show that there are 35 people on trolleys at the Emergency Department in UHG today.

The INMO data also shows a further two patients without a bed in the hospital’s wards.

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are a further six patients admitted who are without a bed.

Four people at Portiuncula are on trolleys in the ED, and another two are in the wards.

Nationwide there are 306 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals today, with the worst overcrowding at UH Limerick, where 68 are without a bed.