26 patients without a bed at Tullamore Hospital A&E department

The hospital has experienced record levels of overcrowding in recent months

Justin Kelly

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26 patients without a bed at Tullamore Hospital A&E department

26 patients without a bed at Tullamore Hospital A&E department

The latest trolley watch figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation today have revealed that 26 people are now awaiting a proper bed at the A&E department in Tullamore Hospital with a total of 26 across all three Midlands hospitals.

There are currently 16 patients on trolleys with a further 10 waiting in already full wards at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. 

Across the border in Portlaoise Hospital, 15 patients are awaiting a bed, while there are 8 in a similar situation in Mullingar.

University Hospital Galway is the most overcrowded in the country today with 38 people awaiting a proper bed at their A&E department.

Nationally today, August 2, 331 patients are waiting for a proper bed.

 
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