Tullamore A&E department is second most overcrowded in the country

Overcrowding continues to affect the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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Tullamore A&E department is second most overcrowded in the country

Tullamore A&E department is second most overcrowded in the country

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 34 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 65 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 20 patients on trolleys with a further 14 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 15 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Letterkenny General Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country today with 56 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, February 16, 457 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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