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

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 44 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 69 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 21 patients on trolleys with a further 15 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

SEE ALSO: Escalation policy remains activated at Tullamore Hospital

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 12 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 13 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Galway is the most overcrowded in the country today with 51 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, March 8, 614 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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