Public asked to 'consider their options' before attending ED
For the second consecutive day, people have been asked to consider their options before attending the Emergency Department at Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar.
In a statement issued a short time ago, hospital management said:
Regional Hospital Mullingar’s Adult Emergency Department Services are extremely busy today.
The hospital is in escalation and the teams are working to manage the current Adult and Paediatric In-Patient Capacity together with Scheduled Care.
We would ask patients to consider their options before attending the Emergency Departments.
We would like to remind the public that, patients who are over 16 years with the following injuries may wish to present to the Regional Hospital Mullingar Minor Injury Unit located at Charter Medical Private Hospital in Ballinderry, Mullingar:
• Suspected broken bones to arm (from collar bone to fingertip)
• Suspected broken bones in legs (from knees to toes)
• Sprains and strains
• Wounds, bites (animal or insect) cuts, grazes and scalp laceration
• Minor burns and scalds
• Foreign bodies
• Minor chest injuries
Patients attend the ED, who require urgent care, will be prioritised.
Hospital Management would like to thank the public for their support and understanding during this period.