The number of patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital today has risen to 26.

There were 22 patients on trolleys at the Castlebar hospital on both Tuesday & Wednesday of this week.

Management have said that ongoing construction work on a number of wards is impacting on bed availability.

In a statement this afternoon, management say efforts are being made across the hospital to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge, and the hospital is also using an acute ward in the Sacred Heart Hospital to accommodate some patients.

Again, they're reminding the public to only attend the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies, and to contact their GP in the first instance.

Nationally, there are 214 patients on hospital trolleys today according to the INMO.

There are 16 patients on trolleys waiting for admission at Sligo University Hospital, compared to 2 at UHG.





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