Improvement Seen On Overcrowding In Dublin And Midlands Hospitals

No patients have been left waiting on trolleys in Tullamore Hospital so far this year.

The Minister for Health says there has been a significant improvement in Emergency Department overcrowding across midlands hospitals.

There have been no patients waiting on trolleys in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullmaore Hospital this year, and there has been a 63% reduction in those waiting on a bed in the first five months of this year in Mullingar. 

Stephen Donnelly's Department says it is due to the  impressive performance by hospital staff. 

According to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are six people in Portlaoise without a bed and one in Mullingar. 

Nationally, there 445 patients without a bed today. 

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