Varadkar says options are being considered as overcrowding crisis continues

Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar says there's no sign of a significant overspend in the H.S.E. so far this year.

The Health Minister says the budget he got this year is a "welcome turn of the tide" as finances are put on a steadier and more sustainable path.

But he says there are big problems in areas like Accident and Emergency, waiting lists and the Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

Meanwhile, the overcrowding crisis continues, with 38 patients awaiting admission at Letterkenny General Hospital this morning according to the INMO, 19 in the Emergency Department and 19 on wards. This follows an all time record of 41 yesterday.

Minister Varadkar says there are a number of options under consideration.........