Another big increase in numbers on trolleys in Cavan General

Cavan General Hospital has seen another massive increase in the number of people on trolleys this week.

The INMO figures show 24 people waiting for admission in the facility today, up from three on Monday.

A breakdown of the data shows 13 people on trolleys in the Emergency Department, with another 11 on trolleys in wards.

Cavan General has seen a massive jump in the numbers waiting on trolleys year on year, with a 1,000 per cent increase in August and another 650 per cent increase last month.

Across the region, 21 people are waiting in Sligo University Hospital with 17 waiting in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.