Updated: 25/01/18 : 12:30:51
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Woman (81) on Sligo hospital trolley for 15 hours

An 81-year-old woman had to wait for 15 hours on a trolley at the Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital this week.

Ocean FM
reports that there has been 61 patients waiting on trolleys this week at the hospital according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Tuesday was the busiest day at the hospital with 31 waiting for a bed. The majority of those waiting at the hospital have been waiting over nine hours.

This woman, who didnít want to be named, says her mother was brought in on Tuesday night and had to wait fifteen hours on a trolley.

There are 20 patients on trolleys awaiting admission today.