18 Aug 2022

A&E overcrowding persists at Tullamore Hospital

The latest Irish Nurses and Midwives Association (INMO) Trolley Watch figures reveal that 32 patients are waiting on trolleys or in already full wards for a proper bed at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore, the joint second highest number in the country. Just Univeristy Hospital Limerick has more people awaiting a proper hospital bed today with a figure of 39.

20 of the patients in Tullamore A&E are waiting on trolleys today, the INMO report shows. 

Across the border in Laois, 15 patients are awaiting beds on trolleys in Portlaoise Hospital.

In Mullingar Hospital, 9 patients are on trolleys, while a further 16 are in already full wards awaiting a bed. The highest individual numbers nationwide were recorded in University Hospital Limerick where 39 people are waiting on a bed. 

Nationally, according to the INMO figures, 462 patients are waiting for a hospital bed today on trolleys or in full wards.

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