Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 23 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.
There are currently 15 patients on trolleys with a further 8 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.
Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 12 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 32 in a similar situation in Mullingar.
University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 55 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.
Nationally today, January 8, 555 patients are waiting for a proper bed.
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