21 people awaiting a bed at A&E in Tullamore Hospital

The overcrowding issue rears its head again

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



A&E overcrowding persists at Tullamore Hospital

A&E overcrowding persists at Tullamore Hospital

Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 21 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 14 patients on trolleys with a further seven 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 25 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 46 people awaiting a proper bed.

Nationally today, November 15, 463 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via email to justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie, or through our Facebook.