19 patients awaiting a bed at Tullamore A&E department

Overcrowding continues to affect the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



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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