There are 29 patients on trolleys waiting for a bed at Mayo University Hospital this afternoon. That’s the third highest number nationally according to the INMO trolley watch figures.
There are 18 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, 8 at Portiuncala Ballina sloe and 10 at University Hospital Galway.
Castlebar councillor says that 29 figure on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital is completely unacceptable and represents 10 percent of the patient capacity at the facility.
Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne is a member of the HSE West Forum and speaking to Midwest News is asking why management did not anticipate demand this time of year, when it decided to carry out renovation works at the hospital.