INMO figures show a 63% rise in overcrowding at LGH

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The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is calling for funding to be released to alleviate hospital overcrowding.

Figures released this morning show an 8% increase in overcrowding last month, compared to July 2013. At Letterkenny General Hospital, the increase was 63%, rising from 79 in July 2013 to 129 last month.

The highest percentage increase in the country was 187%, recorded in Sligo.

The INMO is calling on the Minister for Health to make funding available as a priority.

General Secretary Liam Doran says there are a number of reasons for overcrowding........