The Emergency Department at Regional Hospital Mullingar has reported been extremely busy today.
In a statement released this morning the management of the hospital said they will see and treat the sickest patients and those requiring urgent care first.
They want to inform the public that if you attend the Emergency Department and do not need urgent treatment they regret that there will be significant delays and long waiting times.
The Mullingar hospital has said do not delay attending the hospital if you or someone else may be having a heart attack, stroke or other serious medical emergencies. Call 999/112 for immediate assistance.
The hospital has asked to consider all care options including your GP, GP out of hours and pharmacy services.
Management of Regional Hospital Mullingar would like thank you for your cooperation and support for our staff who are working incredibly hard during this challenging time.