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Significant increase in children being admitted to Mullingar ED

Nov 8, 2021 08:11 By Shannonside News
Significant increase in children being admitted to Mullingar ED Significant increase in children being admitted to Mullingar ED
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Health experts are also warning that the health service is being hit by a "perfect storm" due to the high rates of Covid-19.

The Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar is temporarily expanding its Paediatric Emergency Care Department due to an increase in attendance.

The hospital has consistently seen a high level of patients waiting for beds or on trolleys over the last number of weeks.

According to hospital management, there has been a significant increase in the number of children presenting at the ED

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The hospital's health care teams are working to manage the current Adult and Paediatric In-Patient and Covid-19 Bed Capacity together with Scheduled Care.

Members of the public are being urged to only attend the Emergency Department where it is absolutely necessary and to seek care from GPs, out of hour GP services and pharmacies if possible.

Hospital Manager Kay Slevin says they are expanding their emergency paediatric services to deal with the surge:

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