LUH is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today as 56 patients await admission.According to the INMO, 43 of these patients are waiting on trolleys, with a further 13 waiting along the wards.The overcrowding at LUH is significantly worse than any other hospital today, with the second most overcrowded hospital being the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, where 34 patients wait. Last night, LUH ran out of trolleys and patients had to wait in armchairs in the Accident and Emergency area, with a frontline hospital worker telling Donegal Daily that the situation is “a mess.”LUH has been extremely busy all week, and was the third most overcrowded hospital in the country on Wednesday. The INMO recording the following numbers for LUH as part of their Trolley Watch initiative throughout this week:Monday: 37 patientsTuesday: 34 patientsWednesday: 43 patientsThursday: 39 patientsA HSE official is expected to visit the hospital today. Overcrowding latest: Patients forced to wait on armchairs in A&ELUH is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HSEinmoluhovercrowdingtrolley watchlast_img read more