A&E overcrowding spikes again at Tullamore Hospital

The hospital has experienced record levels of overcrowding in recent months

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A&E overcrowding spikes again at Tullamore Hospital

A&E overcrowding spikes again at Tullamore Hospital

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 35 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 25 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, 13 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 17 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 58 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, June 19, 415 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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