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49 patients still without 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 49 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 100 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 30 patients on trolleys with a further 19 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

SEE ALSO: Escalation Policy remains in place at Tullamore Hospital

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 19 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 32 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 20, 621 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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