Sligo University Hospital

  • There are 19 patients on trolleys today at both Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals.

    Today's trolley watch from the INMO shows 265 patients admitted to hospitals across the country were waiting for beds, including 19 on trolleys at both Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals and one patient at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

    There were no patients reported on trolleys today at University Hospital Galway.

    Meanwhile, as the HSE expresses concern over the increasing number of people being hospitalised with Covid-19, latest figures show there are no confirmed or suspected cases currently being treated at Mayo University Hospital.

    Galway University Hospital is currently treating 3 confirmed and 3 suspected cases of the virus, while 6 patients with suspected Covid-19 are being treated at Sligo University Hospital .

  • 2018 has seen the worst October on record for hospital overcrowding, with 9,055 admitted patients forced to wait on trolleys and chairs for beds in hospitals right across the country.
     
    This is over twice (+124%) the numbers on trolleys when the INMO Trolley Watch began in 2006. 

    Sligo University Hospital has seen a dramatic rise in the number of patients on trolleys last month, compared to the same month last year. The figure has jumped to 454 from 193.
     
    University Hospital Limerick had over a thousand patients on trolleys last month – the highest in the country. This is the equivalent of Limerick’s total bed capacity twice over.
     
    Five hospitals saw over 500 patients on trolleys last month including  University Hospital Galway at  716, that’s up from 679 in October 2017.

    There were 166 patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital last month, up from 152 last year.

    Ballymote based Fianna Fail councillor Keith Henry is a member of the HSE West Forum and he says the figures in Sligo are of concern to the people of the region, considering that the situation is set to get much worse when the flu/ winter season peaks.

  • There are 21 patients on trolleys today at University Hospital Galway.

    That’s according to the latest trolley watch from the INMO.

    16 patients are waiting for admission to a bed today at Mayo University Hospital while there are nine patients on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital.

  • There are 22 patients on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital, waiting for admission to a bed.

    That's according to the latest figures from the INMO, which show 196 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country.

    Sligo is the third most-overcrowded in the country, after Limerick and Cork University hospitals.

    Elsewhere in this region, there are 7 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 10 at UHG and 2 at Porticuncla hospital in Ballinasloe.

     

  • Sligo University Hospital has the 3rd highest number of patients on trolleys today.

    According to the latest trolley figures from the INMO, there are 23 patients on trolleys today at the Sligo hospital waiting for admission to a bed.

    Only Limerick and Cork University Hospitals have higher trolley numbers.

    Elsewhere in this region, there are 11 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 12 at University Hospital Galway and 4 on trolleys at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

  • The number of patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital has risen to 24 today - the second highest in the country.

    The latest trolley figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation shows 177 patients on trolleys waiting for beds at hospitals across the country, with 24 at Sligo University Hospital, 13 at Mayo University Hospital, 8 at Portiuncla Hospital at 7 at UHG.

     

     

  • Trolley numbers remain high once again today at Sligo University Hospital.

    According to the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, there are 198 patients on hospital trolleys across the country today, including 29 on trolleys at the Sligo Hospital, 8 at both Mayo and Galway University Hospitals and 6 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

  • 217 patients are being treated on trolleys at hospitals across the country.

     

    The worst affected facility is University Hospital Limerick, where there are 49 people awaiting beds.

     

    That's followed by 18 at Portiuncula Hospital, 16 at Mayo University Hospital and  3 at University Hospital Galway across the Midwest according to the INMO.

     

    There are no patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital this morning.

  • There are 548 people on trolleys at hospitals across the country today, according to the latest figures from the INMO.

    University Hospital Limerick is the most over-crowded with 61 patients waiting for a bed, followed by Sligo University Hospital with 39 patients on trolleys.

    There are 34 people waiting for a bed at Galway University Hospital, 18 at Mayo University Hospital and 15 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe.

     

  • There are 40 patients on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital, the second highest figure in the country.

    That’s according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

    University Hospital Limerick has the highest figure today – at 41.

    Nationwide there are 535 patients on hospitals trolleys today.

    At University Hospital Galway there are 36 waiting for a hospital bed, 14 at Mayo University Hospital and 3 at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

     

     

     

  • The number of patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country today has risen to 617.

    Cork University Hospital is the worst affected, with 55 people awaiting a bed, according to the INMO.

    That's followed by 51 at University Hospital Limerick and 48 at South Tipperary General Hospital.

    In this region, there are 41 patients waiting for a bed at both Sligo and Galway University Hospitals.

    13 patients are on trolleys at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe, and 9 at Mayo University Hospital.

     

    Meanwhile the INMO says the risk of further industrial action by nurses has not been eliminated.

    The union yesterday objected strongly at the Labour Court to controversial management proposals for a new contract, which included major changes to existing shift patterns and the right to redeploy nursing staff by up to 40km during shifts.

    Speaking after the hearing, INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha said if industrial action was reinstated, it would be because of the employers' insistence on imposing what she called a "punitive" contract.

    She claimed the proposed shift changes and redeployment were not necessary, and would worsen recruitment and retention difficulties.

     

     

     

  • Sligo University Hospital is the 4th most-overcrowded hospital in the country today, with 42 patients on trolleys.

    There are 21 patients on trolleys at both University Hospital Galway and Portiuncla in Ballinasloe, with 13 people waiting for a bed at Mayo University Hospital.

    The INMO says, across the country, 649 patients on are on trolleys today, waiting for admission to a bed.

    That's 30 fewer than yesterday - which was the busiest day of the year so far for trolley figures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • There are almost 600 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country today, according to the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation, which is preparing to ballot its members on industrial action.

    In this region, the highest number on trolleys is at Sligo University Hospital, where 45 patients are waiting for admission to a bed.

    There are 35 patients on trolleys at Galway University Hospital and 10 patients waiting for a bed at Mayo University Hospital.

     

    The Irish Medical Organisation claims a lack of beds and resources, rather than doctors and nurses on Christmas holidays, are causing overcrowding in hospitals.

    The IMO was responding to comments the Taoiseach made yesterday, that nurses and hospital consultants should not take holidays in early January.

    Mr Varadkar told the Dail that a new HSE winter plan is needed where hospitals are not effectively closed for seven of the 12 days over Christmas and New Year.

    The Taoiseach said that, in such a plan “consultants would not be on holidays in the first week of the year, particularly those who work in emergency departments and nurses will not be on leave in the first two weeks of January”.

    He said radiology departments and laboratories should be open and operating “at full whack” over Christmas and new year.

    However, Dr Peader Gilligan President of the Irish Medical Organisation said blaming doctors and nurses for the failures of the health system was not appropriate - when the reality is that the lack of capacity is the reason for overcrowding.

  • University Hospital Galway has the highest number of patients on trolleys in the country this afternoon – with 47 people waiting on a hospital bed.

    That’s the highest in the country, along with Cork University Hospital, where there are also 47 patients on trolleys.

    There are 480 patients on trolleys nationwide this afternoon – 23 of those at Sligo University Hospital, 7 at Mayo University Hospital and 6 at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • There are 48 patients on trolleys today at University Hospital Galway – the third highest figure in the country.

    According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are 480 patients on trolleys nationwide – with 50 waiting for a bed in both Cork University Hospital and University Hospital Limerick.

    Elsewhere there 26 patients on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital, 29 at Sligo University Hospital and 5 at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • Sligo University Hospital has received funding for the appointment of 5 new consultant posts with recruitment to start immediately. 

    The Minister for State at the Department of Health, Frank Feighan has welcomed the news and explained that the  new posts include Consultants in  Nephrologist, Acute medicine, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Infectious Disease and Trauma & Orthopaedics.

    In addition, two Consultant Cardiology posts at the hospital are to be re-advertised shortly. 

    Minister Feighin says it’s a major boost for SUH as the hospital continues to grow and develop and these new consultant posts, once filled, will greatly improve the ability of SUH to cater for the needs of the patients in the region.

  • The number of people on hospital trolleys has hit 631 today - the highest figure recorded so far this year.

    University Hospital Limerick is again the most over-crowded with 55 patients waiting on a bed.

    That's followed by 50 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, according to the INMO.

    There are 37 patients waiting for a bed at University Hospital Galway and 15 at Mayo University Hospital.

     

     

  • There are 53 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway this afternoon, the second highest figure in the country.

    The highest number of patients on trolleys is at Cork University Hospital today, with the figure standing at 54.

    Nationally there are 511 patients on trolleys this afternoon.

    There are 30 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, 24 at Mayo University Hospital and none at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • A man driving a tractor died  in a road collision in county Leitrim yesterday afternoon.

    Gardaí in Manorhamilton are investigating the circumstances of single vehicle fatal traffic collision.

    At approximately 1pm an 80-year-old man died when his tractor struck a ditch as he drove out of a field onto a local road at Leckaun. Emergency services and Gardaí attended at the scene. The man was pronounced dead a short time later. His body was removed to University Hospital Sligo where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

    His name has not yet been released by gardai.

    The crash site has been preserved and will be examined by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators this morning. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Manorhamilton Garda Station 071-9820620 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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    Almost 1.5 million euro was raised in car parking charges at Galway University Hospital in 2017, the hospital’s car park is operated by a private company.

    At Mayo University Hospital , car parking charges are in the hospital’s control and 340,000 was collected in the car park.

    A  private company operates the car park at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe, where 167,000 euro was raised last year.

    There are no car parking charges at Roscommon University Hospital.

    While a private operator collected just short of a half a million euro in car parking charges at Sligo University Hospital in 2017.