Some elective procedures have been deferred at Mayo University Hospital today, where there are 30 patients on trolleys, according to the latest figures from the INMO.

Across the country, there are 583 patients on trolleys today, including 35 at University Hospital Galway, 30 at Mayo University Hospital and 16 at Sligo University Hospital.  

In a statement to Midwest News, the Saolta group says Mayo University Hospital continues to be extremely busy today with limited beds available throughout the hospital.

This is resulting in delays in the Emergency Department, and management have apologised for the distress and inconvenience caused to patients and their families who are experiencing long wait times to be admitted to a bed.

Management also say they've had to defer some elective patients due to attend the hospital today, and have apologised for the inconvenience, saying they will continue to keep electives under review over the course of this week.

The Saolta hospital group is again reminding the public only to attend the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies, and to contact their GP in the first instance, while the Roscommon University Hospital Injury Unit is open 7 days per week from 8am to 8pm.

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