There are 22 patients on trolleys once again today at Mayo University Hospital, according to the latest INMO figures.

It's the 4th highest trolley number in the country, and follows on from 22 on trolleys yesterday also at the Castlebar hospital.

The Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation warns that overcrowding and Covid-19 make for a "toxic combination", increasing the risk of infection, and endangering both staff and patients.

Management at Mayo University Hospital say the upgrade works underway on a number of wards is having a temporary impact on bed availability in the hospital, but they're also using beds in an acute ward at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar.

Management are reminding patients that for non-urgent issues, they should contact their GP in the first instance.




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