Mullingar Hospital Asks Patients To Avoid ED

Written 2 weeks ago by Ben Finnegan


Mullingar Hospital is urging people to avoid the emergency department unless essential.

The facility says it admitted a lot of seriously ill elderly patients over the weekend with complex needs.

The HSE’s ‘Full Capacity Protocol’ has been put in place with consultants doing additional rounds to speed up discharges.

According to the figures from the executive this morning there had been 16 without a proper bed – with one person waiting for more than 24 hours.