Tullamore remains one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland today

Overcrowding continues to affect the country's hospitals

Justin Kelly

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Tullamore remains one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland today

Tullamore remains one of the most overcrowded hospitals in Ireland today

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 29 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital, making it the second most overcrowded in the country today.

There are currently 22 patients on trolleys with a further 7 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 13 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 15 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 67 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, May 14, 438 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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