People asked to consider options before bringing children to Paediatric ED

People have been asked to consider their options before bring children to the Paediatric Emergency Department at MRH Mullingar today.

Hospital management issued a statement a short while ago:

There have been a high number of Paediatric Emergency Department attendances and admissions at Regional Hospital Mullingar.

We would ask patients to consider their options before attending the Paediatric Emergency Department in order to manage the safety of our patients and staff. Paediatric patients who require urgent care will be prioritised.

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