North West Consultant says overcrowding issue has been ignored for a decade

 

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Over crowding in the country's Emergency Departments is costing lives and creating misery.

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine says 350 people are dying each year as a direct result.

Dr Fergal Hickey - Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sligo University Hospital - says the issue has been ignored for a decade - and there is no excuse for such a lack of action: