Search

26 Jun 2022

Tullamore's A&E one of the most overcrowded in the country

The latest Irish Nurses and Midwives Association (INMO) Trolley Watch figures show that A&E overcrowding has surged once more at Tullamore Hospital after easing recently.

The INMO figures suggest that 26 patients are waiting on trolleys, while a further 8 are being cared for already full wards at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

Across the border in Laois, just 19 patients are in a similar situation on trolleys awaiting beds in Portlaoise Hospital, according to the figures released today.

In Mullingar Hospital, 16 patients are on trolleys or in already full wards.

The highest individual numbers recorded nationwide were in Tallaght Hospital where 36 people are waiting on a bed, the majority of which (22) are on trolleys.

Nationally, according to the INMO figures, 435 patients are waiting for a proper bed at the country's hospitals.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________
If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via e-mail to justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie, or through our Facebook.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.