38 people on trolleys at hospitals in the Northwest

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first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 38 people on trolleys at hospitals in the Northwest Twitter Hospitals have a lot of ‘catch up’ to do because of the number of in patient appointments that have been cancelled this month to help alleviate overcrowding in Emergency Departments.The Health Minister has promised to reduce waiting times to 15 months by the end of the year.However he admits that large numbers of procedures have been cancelled in the last month as a result of the trolley crisis.Today, 20 people are on trolleys at Letterkenny General Hospital -18 are on trolleys at Sligo Regional Hospital.Minister Leo Varadkar has set a new target of a maximum 18 month waiting time by the middle of this year – reduced to 15 months by year end:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/leov1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 23, 2015 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleUlster return for HendersonNext articleFamily of murdered Shaun Duffy want cold case gardai to take over investigation News Highland Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more