28 patients awaiting a proper bed at Tullamore A&E department

Overcrowding continues to affect the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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28 patients awaiting a proper bed at Tullamore A&E department

28 patients awaiting a proper bed at Tullamore A&E department

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 28 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 54 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 22 patients on trolleys with a further 6 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 14 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 12 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country today with 40 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, April 30, 374 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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