Tullamore has the most overcrowded A&E department in the country today

Overcrowding continues to affect the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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Tullamore has the most overcrowded A&E department in the country today

33 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 33 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital, making it the most overcrowded in the country.

There are currently 25 patients on trolleys with a further 8 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 11 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 20 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Waterford is the second most overcrowded in the country today with 32 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, May 10, 449 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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