The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has revealed that there are currently 27 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.
A total of 20 people are on trolleys today, compared to 22 yesterday. A further 7 are on already full wards awaiting a bed.
Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 25 patients are on trolleys, while there are just 3 in Mullingar, although the Westmeath hospital does have a further 9 patients waiting in already full wards.
University Hospital Limerick remains the most overcrowded in the country with a staggering 46 people awaiting a proper bed.
Nationally today, August 16, 384 patients are waiting on a proper bed.
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