35 patients awaiting a bed at A&E in Tullamore Hospital

The issue is affecting the entire country

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Today's trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have revealed that 35 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 22 patients on trolleys with a further 13 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 15 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 41 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, January 16, 541 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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