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26/09/2021

47 patients waiting on beds in the north west

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41 patients were waiting on beds at the region's two acute hospitals, although the situation appears to be better in Letterkenny than in Sligo this morning.

16 patients were waiting on beds in Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH), while a further 31 were waiting for a bed at Sligo University Hospital (SUH), which covers patients from south Donegal.

Six patients at LUH were located in the Emergency Department while the remainder were being facilitated in wards elsewhere in the hospital.

In SUH, 19 out of the 31 patients were located in the Emergency Department.

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