21 patients awaiting a proper bed 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 21 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 10 on trolleys while a further 11 are in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 13 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 16 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

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

Nationally today, September 4, 357 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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