A&E overcrowding spikes dramatically 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 have revealed that A&E overcrowding has spiked today at Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 31 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

A total of 24 people are on trolleys in Tullamore today compared to 16 on Monday, August 21. A further 7 are on chairs or already full wards.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 12 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 20 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Galway is the most overcrowded in the country with 44 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, August 18, 404 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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