A&E overcrowding persists at Tullamore Hospital

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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