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25/07/2021

19 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 19 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 11 patients on trolleys with a further 8 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 16 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 25 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded hospital in the country today with 62 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, February 12, 544 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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