20 patients waiting for a bed at Tullamore Hospital

The overcrowding issue returns

Justin Kelly

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20 patients waiting for a bed at Tullamore Hospital

20 patients waiting for a bed at Tullamore Hospital

Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 20 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 14 patients on trolleys with a further six waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 10 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 18 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

The INMO has revealed that overall, A&E overcrowding eased by around 6% nationally in November.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 41 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, December 4, 437 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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