18 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH

There were 18 people awaiting in-patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, one of them on an Emergency Department trolley.

It follows a very busy week last week at the hospital, with management saying the high level of ill people being admitted was putting the ED, the Medical Assessment Unit and the wards under pressure.

Nationally, the INMO says there were 332 admitted patients awaiting beds at hospitals across the country, the highest number, 49 at University Hospital Limerick.