A&E overcrowding continues at Tullamore Hospital

The hospital has experienced record levels of overcrowding in recent months

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



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, 14 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 12 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 50 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, June 22, 310 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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