Mullingar hospital's ED 'extremely busy'

The public has been asked to consider their care options before attending the Emergency Department at MRH Mullingar today as it is "extremely busy".

In a public notice issued a short time ago, hospital management said:

Regional Hospital Mullingar’s Emergency Department is extremely busy this morning.

The hospital teams are working to manage the current In-Patient and Covid-19 Bed Capacity.

We would ask patients to consider their options before attending the Emergency Department. If you do come to ED and are not triaged as seriously ill, you may need to wait for a long period to be seen. Patients who require urgent care will be prioritised. Please attend the ED alone where possible.

Hospital Management would like to thank the public for their support and understanding during this period.