More than 50 people are on trolleys at UHG today

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University Hospital Galway is the second most overcrowded in the country today, with more than 50 patients going without a bed.

There are 45 people on trolleys in the emergency department at UHG, and a further 8 who have no bed in the wards.

At Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe there are a further 17 patients on trolleys, 7 in the emergency department and 10 in the wards.

Figures from the INMO show there are a total of 527 people in Ireland’s hospitals without a bed today.

The only hospital worse affected than Galway is UH Limerick, and even then only slightly, with 54 people on trolleys there today.