Public advised to avoid “extremely busy” Mullingar Hospital A&E

Members of the public are being advised that the Emergency Department at Mullingar hospital is extremely busy this afternoon.

A statement issued this afternoon says that hospital management is working with all teams in an effort to identify patients for discharge.

The statement is asking people to consider their care options before attending the Emergency Department and to consider going to their GP or an Injury Unit if that might be more appropriate.

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It’s understood the pressure on the Emergency Department in Mullingar is to a high number of patients presenting with flu and other more complex respiratory illnesses.