Just under 500 people waiting on hospital trolleys nationally today

There are just under 500 people waiting on hospital trolleys nationally today.

The total of 459 means the figure has decreased since the latest trolley watch information from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

There are 45 people waiting on trolleys today in hospitals servicing the Northern Sound region.

The worst affected hospital in this region is Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan where there are 24 people lying on trolleys.

17 people are waiting in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda which is the second highest figure across local hospitals today.

There are no patients on trolleys in Cavan General Hospital.

4 people are on trolleys in Sligo Regional Hospital.