On one evening last April, seven ambulances were backed up at Mayo University Hospital waiting  to get their patients admitted to the emergency dept of the hospital. The situation was highlighted here on Midwest News by local Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

 The councillor is a member of the HSE West and earlier this week he received clarification from HSE management about the longest delay for a patient and an ambulance crew on that particular evening at the hospital.

HSE management apologised for the delays that had occurred with the longest delay for patient and ambulance crew registering in excess of 5 hours.

 Cllr Kilcoyne told Midwest News today that the situation is completely unacceptable

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