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24/09/2021

Staggering 51 patients awaiting a bed at Tullamore A&E

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 51 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 104 across all three Midlands hospitals.

The number is the highest recorded in Tullamore in 2018. There are currently 25 patients on trolleys with a further 26 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 18 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 35 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country today with 59 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, February 19, 643 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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