The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 27 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 61 across all three Midlands hospitals.
There are currently 17 patients on trolleys with a further 10 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. These numbers represent another spike after a slight reprieve in early June following all-time high trolley numbers in May.
Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 20 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 14 in a similar situation in Mullingar.
University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 44 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.
Nationally today, June 14, 376 patients are waiting for a proper bed.
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