20 patients on trolleys 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 20 people are on trolleys awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are also currently a further 10 waiting on already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 8 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 17 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Galway is the most overcrowded in the country with 36 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, August 28, 344 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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