BREAKING: Escalation Policy put in place at Tullamore Hospital
The Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore has put the HSE Escalation Policy in place for the third time in nine days as their A&E overcrowding issue reaches breaking point once more.
The hospital is urging people to consider attending with their GP where possible and other out of hour services for medical assessment. Those in emergency situations will still be admitted at the A&E department.
The latest trolley and ward watch figures from the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation reveal that 34 people are awaiting admission on trolleys or already full wards at Tullamore Hospital today, Wednesday, May 23.
That makes Tullamore the fourth most overcrowded hospital in the country today. Across the border in Portlaoise, just 9 patients are awaiting a bed, while 16 are in the same situation in Mullingar Hospital.
Tullamore Hospital regrets that any patient should experience delays in accessing In patient beds.
Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded today with 52 patients there awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department.
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