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Trolley numbers high again today at Galway & Sligo hospitals

The number of people on trolleys remains high again today - with latest figures showing more than 460 people are waiting for admission to a bed in the country's hospitals.

Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe is the most overcrowded in this region today, with 26 people on trolleys, according to the latest trolley watch from the INMO.

There are 23 on trolleys at Galway University Hospital, 17 in Sligo and just one patient reported on a trolley today at Mayo University Hospital.

Last week saw record levels of more than 600 patients on trolleys for two days in a row - prompting the HSE to announce several measures to alleviate the problem.

Health Minister Simon Harris will meet the HSE again tomorrow for an update on the overcrowding crisis.

Minister Harris is also due to visit a number of hospitals in the coming days as he monitors the situation.



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