4,779 people have awaited in-patient beds at LUH this year

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Previous articlePolice given more time to question murder accusedNext articleThree School Campus delay debated in Dail News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Twitter Twitter Facebook 4,779 people have awaited in-patient beds at LUH this year Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – November 28, 2018 Google+ WhatsApp 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 2018 has been the worst year ever for hospital overcrowding.Figures published this afternoon by the INMO show that the number of people awaiting in-patient beds in Irish hospitals has exceeded 100,000 this year – the first time that has happened since their records began.In Letterkenny University Hospital, 4,779 people were left waiting for in-patient beds at various points between January 1st and this morning, 1,468 of them on Emergency Department trolleys.That’s the seventh highest total of all the hospitals assessed by the INMO on a daily basis.University Hospital Limerick had the highest total, at 10,554.Meanwhile, there were 22 people awaiting in patient beds at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, one of them on an Emergency Department trolley, down 21 on yesterday’s figure.Nationally, the INMO says 451 people were awaiting beds at hospitals across the country this morning, the largest number, 52, at Cork University Hospital.last_img read more