Patients presenting at hospital emergency departments across the region today are experiencing significant delays.

Nationally, there are 478 patients waiting for a bed today, with the highest waiting figure in the country at University Hospital Galway where 59 patients are waiting on trolleys.

There are 41 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, the third highest in the country.

Meanwhile at Mayo University Hospital, there are 16 patients on trolleys and 14 at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

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