26 people awaiting a bed at Tullamore Hospital

A busy time of the year in hospitals

Justin Kelly

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26 people awaiting a bed at Tullamore Hospital

26 people awaiting a bed at Tullamore Hospital

Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 26 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 19 patients on trolleys with a further 7 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 18 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 29 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 54 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, December 18, 546 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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