50 People Waiting For Beds At Midlands Hospitals

The Adult and Paediatric Emergency Departments at Mullingar Regional Hospital are busy again today.

Overcrowding in midlands hospitals is at its highest levels since February 2020.

50 people are waiting on trolleys this morning/today.

Mullingar Regional Hospital is the worst-affected, with 27 people waiting for a bed.

Nationally, 603 people are on trolleys - the highest number in two years.

The news comes as Mullingar Hospital announces the Adult and Paediatric Emergency Departments are busy again today.

Patients are being asked to consider their options before attending the EDs. 

Those who are not triaged as seriously ill, may face long waiting times, however anyone who requires urgent care will be prioritised.

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