Number of patients waiting for beds doubles in 24 hours in Tullamore

The number of patients waiting for a bed at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore has doubled in the last 24 hours with the latest Trolley Watch figures showing that 18 patients were without beds at the facility.

The number of patients waiting for a bed at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore has doubled in the last 24 hours with the latest Trolley Watch figures showing that 18 patients were without beds at the facility.

The figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association today (January 3) show an increase of 100% from Wednesday, January 2 when nine patients were reported to be waiting on trolleys.

Elsewhere in the region nine patients were waiting for a bed in Mullingar while three were waiting in Portlaoise.

Nationally 333 patients were waiting on trolleys in hosptals.