There was severe overcrowding at University Hospital Galway’s Emergency Department earlier today, due to a long backlog of patients waiting for admission.
Management at the hospital told RTÉ that 37 people were awaiting admission to hospital this morning.
They said that anyone travelling to the Emergency Department will face significant delays.
Efforts are being made to discharge patients to free up bed space and the hospital’s full capacity protocol has been implemented.
Hospital management have apologised to patients and their families for any distress caused due to the delays.
It is understood that there were also a significant number of patients on trolleys throughout the day.