Cancer patients are being denied treatment at University Hospital Galway at present, as there are no beds available.
That's according to Mayo Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway-Walsh, who's calling for immediate action to help these patients.
Yesterday saw 52 patients on trolleys at Galway University Hospital, following on from over 55 on trolleys on Monday at the facility.
The Saolta Hospital Group has apologised to those waiting on trolleys, and says it's due to a lack of bed capacity. Some elective surgery is also being cancelled at the hospital as a result.
However, Mayo TD Rose Conway-Walsh says some cancer patients are also being denied treatment such as chemotherapy, as there are no beds available at the Galway hospital.
The Sinn Fein TD says these scheduled treatments are essential for patients battling cancer, and to be told that the hospital cannot see them is a frightening situation.
Despite the excellent care delivered at the frontline by committed staff, Deputy Conway Walsh says patients are being failed due to lack of capacity in the system.
Midwest News has sought a response from hospital management in relation to this issue.