Overcrowding eases slightly at Tullamore Hospital


Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Tullamore Hospital

Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed a slight easing in the overcrowding that had plagued the A&E department all week.

There are currently 19 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A total of 12 people are on trolleys in Tullamore today, compared to 18 yesterday, 20 on Wednesday and 22 on Tuesday. A further 7 are on already full wards awaiting a bed.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 15 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 13 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick and Tallaght Hospital are the most overcrowded in the country with 38 people awaiting a proper bed in both hospitals.

Nationally today, August 18, 355 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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