There have been a number of calls to Midwest News again today, from people experiencing long delays at Mayo University Hospital, where they are waiting to receive their Covid 19 vaccines.
Vaccines for frontline health care workers are being administered, by appointment, in the Castlebar hospital again today.
Listeners who have contacted the newsroom say that they have been experiencing waiting times of between 90 minutes and 2 hours standing in a line with others, as they await their jabs.
Some listeners are also questioning why the hospital is being used as a location for the administration of the vaccines, bringing them, (health care workers from the community), into the busy hospital.
In addition to the number of Covid 19 patients being treated in the hospital at present, there are 13 general patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Dept of the facility today awaiting admission, according to the latest INMO Trolley Watch figures.
Midwest News has again today contacted the Saolta Hospital Group for comment on the matter, we sought clarity on a similar situation being reported yesterday afternoon at Mayo University Hospital, and we continue to await a response