Full capacity protocol implemented at Mullingar hospital following admission of a lot of seriously ill patients
The Regional Hospital Mullingar’s emergency department and hospital is extremely busy and have admitted a lot of seriously ill patients with a variety of complex healthcare needs.
A spokesperson for Ireland East Hospital Group has said; "We apologise for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients or their loved ones who are experiencing long wait times.
"The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented our consultants are doing additional ward rounds to facilitate discharges and we are working with the community to discharge patients where it is appropriate to the community.
"We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options, the length of time you may be waiting in ED should you not require urgent care and we would ask that people keep our ED services for the patients who need them most.
"However, if you are seriously injured or ill the ED will assess and treat you as a priority. We ask the public to please adhere to all Public Health Guidance and wear a face covering and keep socially distanced, wash your hands frequently and to wash your hands frequently."
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