Twenty-seven patients are awaiting a bed at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore today (February 8) according to the latest ED Trolley Watch/Ward Watch Figures from the INMO.
Of those patients, 16 are on trolleys while 11 are on wards.
Elsewhere in the region, 29 patients are waiting at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, 22 on trolleys and seven on wards with 26 waiting in Mullingar, 16 on trolleys and 10 on wards.
Nationally the figures show that 539 patients are awaiting beds. University Hospital, Limerick has the highest number waiting at 41 with Cork University Hospital having the second highest number at 39.