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

The issue is affecting the entire country

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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