Letterkenny University Hospital is amongst the most overcrowded in the country.
Official figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show the hospital had the fifth highest overcrowding levels across the country’s acute hospital system in September
Hospital management at Saolta regularly issue over4crowding warnings for the hospital – the latest one being issued earlier this week.
The INMO also warned warned there is a “catastrophic winter ahead” in hospitals as 10,515 placed were placed on trolleys in September.
This is the second worst September for overcrowding in Irish hospitals when 10,641 patients were without a bed in 2019.
The top five most overcrowded hospitals in September 2022 were: (1) University Hospital Limerick (1382 patients); (2) Cork University Hospital (1260 patients); (3) University Hospital Galway (1032 patients); (4) Sligo University Hospital (790 patients) (5) Letterkenny University Hospital (666 patients).