A&E overcrowding spikes once more at Tullamore Hospital

A recurring problem at the Midlands 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 30 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 22 on trolleys while a further 8 are in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, just 9 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 17 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country with 52 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, September 18, a massive 549 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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