The Health Minister is expected to update senior ministers later this morning on the overcrowding issues facing Irish hospitals.
It comes after the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation counted 931 people on trolleys yesterday, a new record. There were 52 in Letterkenny and 48 in Sligo, a North West total of 100.
Minister Stephen Donnelly says despite calls from the INMO to reintroduce a mask mandate, public health advice is unlikely to change.
However, speaking after a visit to Beaumont Hospital last night, he admitted the wave of flu infections is expected to get worse, and that’s unacceptable………