Management at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar is urging the public to consider their treatment options due to overcrowding at the facility today.
The hospital's Adult and Paediatric Emergency Departments are both busy today with a total of 13 people waiting to be admitted according to the INMO's Trolleywatch.
In a statement issued in the last hour, management has confirmed that "the hospital is in escalation" and "teams are working to manage the current Adult and Paediatric In-Patient and Covid-19 Bed Capacity together with Scheduled Care."
They are also warning anyone who comes to the ED today that if they are not triaged as seriously ill, you may need to wait for a long period to be seen.
Elsewhere across the region, 27 people are waiting at the ED of Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, and 23 at Sligo Hospital's ED with eight at Cavan University Hospital.