Staggering 39 patients awaiting a bed at Tullamore A&E
The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 39 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 80 across all three Midlands hospitals.
There are currently 25 patients on trolleys with a further 14 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore.
Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 10 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 31 in a similar situation in Mullingar.
University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 65 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.
Nationally today, February 26, 638 patients are waiting for a proper bed.
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