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16 Aug 2022

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

Numbers are rising

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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