A&E overcrowding returns to 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 that A&E overcrowding is once again an issue at Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 21 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A total of 16 people are on trolleys in Tullamore today with a further 5 on chairs or already full wards.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 9 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 20 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

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

Nationally today, August 18, 354 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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