Tullamore is second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today

The issue is affecting the entire country

Tullamore is the second most overcrowded A&E department in the country today.

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 40 people are awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 25 patients on trolleys with a further 15 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 8 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 36 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 53 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, January 17, 558 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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