A&E overcrowding spikes dramatically 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 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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