17 patients on trolleys at Tullamore Hospital

The overcrowding issue returns

Justin Kelly

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17 patients on trolleys at Tullamore Hospital

17 patients on trolleys at Tullamore Hospital

Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 22 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 17 patients on trolleys with a further five waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 6 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 38 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Mullingar and Letterkenny are the most overcrowded hospitals in the country today, both with with 38 people awaiting a proper bed. 

Nationally today, November 7, 441 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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