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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