A&E overcrowding eases at Tullamore Hospital

The figure has fallen in recent days

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 16 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 8 on trolleys while a further 8 are in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. These figures represent a decrease of six compared to Monday.

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 18 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 20 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country with 57 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, September 13, 442 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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