The severe overcrowding continues today at University Hospital Galway, with 52 patients on trolleys.

This follows in excess of 55 people on trolleys yesterday, due to lack of bed capacity.

Some elective surgery is being cancelled at the Galway hospital, while management are warning people attending the Emergency Department to expect long delays, due to the increase in people presenting.

The latest figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation show 421 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country.

University Hospital Galway has the second-highest, with 52 people on trolleys waiting for admission to a bed.

Elsewhere in this region, there are 31 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, 19 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe and 11 at Mayo University Hospital.