Chronic overcrowding at Naas Hospital today

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Paul O'Meara

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Paul O'Meara

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Chronic overcrowding at Naas Hospital today

Naas General Hospital

There are more patients on trolleys at Naas Hospital than at any other hospital in the eastern region today.

Currently there are 32 patients without a bed having been admitted through the accident and emergency department. The next worse hospital for overcrowding in this region is St. Vincent's and Tallaght which both have 17 people on trolleys.

There are 18 patients on trolleys at Portlaoise Hospital and there are  20 on trolleys at Tullamore Hospital.