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19/10/2021

23 patients awaiting a bed at Tullamore A&E department

Overcrowding continues to affect the country's hospitals

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 23 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 53 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 7 patients on trolleys with a further 16 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 17 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 13 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 57 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, February 8, 500 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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