Sligo Leitrim TD Martin Kenny has called on the Health Minister to provide urgent supports for those working within the Emergency Department in Sligo University Hospital.

This comes after an increasing number of patients find themselves on trolleys at the Sligo Hospital.

The hospital is the fourth joint most overcrowded in the country today with 34 patients on trolleys.

Deputy Kenny says there is situation in Sligo Hospital where ambulances are waiting a number of hours to transfer their patient from the ambulance to the care of the hospital due to the severe shortage in resources. This is causing a further delay in allowing the ambulance and its crew return to their duties and respond to calls.

The Sligo-Leitrim TD has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew today about the situation at Sligo University Hospital and also about his decision to sell the family home following a number of threats to the house.

 

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