49 patients still without a bed at Tullamore A&E

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 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. 

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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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