Tullamore A&E is the second most overcrowded in the country

Numbers are rising

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 36 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

That makes the Offaly hospital the second most overcrowded in the country for the second day in a row. 

There are currently 28 on trolleys while a further 8 are in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, just 4 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 10 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country with 48 people awaiting a proper bed. 

Nationally today, October 20, 466 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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