There are repeated warnings to consider alternatives before attending the EDs.
Mullingar Regional Hospital's Adult and Paediatric Emergency Departments are both extremely busy this morning.
The hospital is in escalation and the teams are working to manage the current Adult and Paediatric In-Patient and Covid-19 Bed Capacity together with Scheduled Care.
Management is asking patients to consider their options before attending the Emergency Departments.
If you do come to ED and are not triaged as seriously ill, you may need to wait for a long period to be seen.
They're thanking the public for your support and understanding during this period.