Overcrowding figures for LUH should act as wake up call – McConalogue

The latest figures from the INMO should act as a wake-up call to Minister Simon Harris and the HSE to fast-track the approval of a funding request to re-open a short stay ward at Letterkenny University Hospital.

That's according to Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue who says increasing bed capacity at the hospital would ultimately ease pressure.

Yesterday it was revealed that last month, there were 459 patients waiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital with almost 4000 people waiting on a bed at the hospital so far this year, a year on year increase of 220%.

Deputy McConalogue says there is no excuse for the Government's lack of action in approving the funding: