10 Aug 2022

Overcrowding continues at Tullamore Hospital with 11 on trolleys

The hospital has experienced record levels of overcrowding

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 21 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 47 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 11 patients on trolleys with a further 10 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 4 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 22 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

Cork University Hospital is the most overcrowded in the country today with 48 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, May 31, 345 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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