Third day of severe overcrowding at Tullamore Hospital

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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 25 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A total of 18 people are on trolleys today, compared to 20 yesterday and 22 on Tuesday. A further 7 are on already full wards awaiting a bed.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 22 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are just 7 in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick remains the most overcrowded in the country with a staggering 43 people awaiting a proper bed. 

Nationally today, August 16, 393 patients are waiting on a proper bed.

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