21 patients awaiting a bed at Tullamore Hospital A&E today

The hospital has experienced record levels of overcrowding in recent months

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



21 patients awaiting a bed at Tullamore Hospital A&E today

A&E overcrowding continues at Tullamore Hospital

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 48 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, 22 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 5 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Limerick is the most overcrowded in the country today with 36 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, July 3, 320 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

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