600 delayed hospital discharges nationally in June

There were almost 600 cases of delayed discharges from hospitals nationwide in June.

HSE figures seen by Fianna Fáil show that's more than 18,600 bed days lost.

The party's demanding home care packages promised in last year's budget be implemented in full this year.

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Older People, Mary Butler says the backlog in hospitals is due to the long wait for home supports: