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01 Jul 2022

18 people waiting on a bed at Tullamore Hospital

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The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 18 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 11 patients waiting on A&E trolleys or while a further 7 are on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 12 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 19 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country with 39 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, August 18, 302 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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