A&E overcrowding eases at Tullamore Hospital

17 people still awaiting a bed at the Midlands hospital

The overcrowding issue that saw 40 patients awaiting a bed in Tullamore Hospital A&E on January 17 has eased somewhat in recent days.

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 17 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital.

There are currently 8 patients on trolleys with a further 9 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 21 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 60 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, January 23, 668 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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