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Mullingar Regional Hospital Ranks Third Worst For Overcrowding

Almost 2,800 patients were left waiting on trolleys this year.

Almost 2,800 patients were left waiting on trolleys at Mullingar Regional Hospital throughout 2020.

It makes the midlands facility the third most overcrowded in the country, following only Limerick and Cork University Hospitals.

That's a 5 per cent rise on 2019 figures from the Irish Nurses' and Midwives' Organisation, despite hospital admissions falling sharply following the outbreak of covid-19.

1,254 people were recorded on trolleys in Tullamore Regional Hospital this year, with 502 left waiting in Portlaoise.

INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha says hospitals are under pressure due to providing covid and non-covid treatment:

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