Tullamore Hospital A&E is one of the three most overcrowded in the country today

The overcrowding issue rears its head again

Justin Kelly

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A&E overcrowding persists at Tullamore Hospital

A&E overcrowding persists at Tullamore Hospital

Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 28 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 21 patients on trolleys with a further seven waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 9 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 13 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with with 34 people awaiting a proper bed, while Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda has 32. Tullamore is the third most overcrowded today.

Nationally today, November 13, 361 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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