Regional Hospital Mullingar ED 'under severe pressure'
Public notice from the HSE
Regional Hospital Mullingar’s ED and hospital is very busy.
We have admitted a lot of seriously ill patient over the weekend, most of which are in their 80s and 90s with respiratory and other complex illnesses.
We apologise for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients or their loved ones who are experiencing long wait times.
The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented our consultants are doing additional ward rounds to facilitate discharges and we are working with the community to discharge patients where it is appropriate to the community.
We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options, the length of time you may be waiting in ED should you not require urgent care and we would ask that people keep our ED services for the patients who need them most.
However, if you are seriously injured or ill the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.
This is a challenging time for our hospital but thanks to the huge efforts of our frontline staff, patients are continuing to receive safe care during this period.