Galway University Hospital cancels non-urgent surgeryThursday 16 January 2014 18.36
Galway University Hospital has cancelled all non-urgent surgery for a second day.
The hospital says a significant increase in the number of patients waiting in the emergency department has put pressure on services.
It has urged people to contact their GP or out-of-hours doctor on call service before travelling to the hospital.
The increase in patient numbers has been put down to seasonal illnesses, common at this time of year.