A&E overcrowding doubles in one day at Tullamore Hospital

Justin Kelly

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Tullamore Hospital

Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has revealed that there are currently 31 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A total of 15 people were on trolleys yesterday, while today there are 22, with a further 9 on already full wards.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 13 patients are on trolleys, while there are 5 in Mullingar, with a further 10 in already full wards.

University Hospital Limerick remains the most overcrowded in the country with 33 people awaiting a proper bed. 

Nationally today, August 14, 391 patients are waiting on a proper bed, a jump of almost a hundred from Monday's figure of 295.

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