MRH Mullingar's Emergency Department extremely busy

Members of the public are being asked to consider their care options before attending the Emergency Department at Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar today.

In a statement issued a short while ago, hospital management said:

Regional Hospital Mullingar’s Emergency Departments is busy this morning.

The hospital is in escalation and the teams are working to manage the current Adult In-Patient and Covid-19 Bed Capacity together with Scheduled Care.

We would ask patients to consider their options before attending the Emergency Departments.

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.

Adult and 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.