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Patients at Mullingar Hospital ED facing significant delays today

Sep 20, 2021 13:09 By Shannonside News
Patients at Mullingar Hospital ED facing significant delays today Patients at Mullingar Hospital ED facing significant delays today
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Hospital officials are warning that non-serious patients will face significant waiting times.

Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar is urging the public to only attend the Emergency Department in cases of true emergency today.

A statement from hospital management this morning has requested those attending the ED to consider other treatment options in the first instance such as GPs, GP out of hours services and primary care centres.

Hospital teams are currently working to manage in-Patient and Covid-19 Capacity to free up beds.

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According to today's trolley watch figures, 12 people are waiting on trolleys for a bed, while there are 6 confirmed cases of Covid-19 admitted to the hospital and 6 other suspected cases among patients.

Hospital officials are warning those not triaged as seriously ill on arrival to the Emergency Department face significant waiting times.

Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore is reporting 13 patients on trolleys this morning.

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Elsewhere in the region, UHG has one of the highest levels of patients waiting for beds at 47.

While Sligo University Hospital has recorded a significant drop on figures compared to last week, with 7 people on trolleys today.

Meanwhile, Cavan and Portiuncula Hospitals have 4 and 1 patients waiting on beds respectively.

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Nationally, the INMO is reporting there are 390 people on trolleys or waiting in hospitals across the country.

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