Emergency Departments Under Sustained Pressure

The HSE is appealing to the public to consider other options this bank holiday weekend.

Emergency departments are under sustained pressure, with the HSE appealing to the public to consider other options for non-urgent situations.

It comes ahead of the bank holiday weekend, when EDs are expected to be busy.

People are being asked to consider out-of-hours doctors services, pharmacies and local injury units.

The HSE's chief clinical officer, Colm Henry, says there has been an increase in people presenting at hospitals:

The HSE is advising patients to look at alternative options:

Out of Hours Urgent GP Services

MIDOC is an appointment only GP service located in the Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath Areas. This service is for patients who need urgent medical attention that cannot wait to be seen by their usual GP.  Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 6pm-8am and Saturday/Sunday/Bank Hols: 24 Hours. Telephone: 1800 302 702 or go to www.midoc.ie for more information.

Injury Units

Injury units can treat broken bones, dislocations, sprains, strains, wounds, scalds, and minor burns. For full list of details go to: www.hse.ie/injuryunits

Regional Hospital Mullingar Minor Injuries Unit

Charter Medical Private Hospital, Ballinderry, Mullingar, Westmeath, N91 FE40

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Closed Bank Holiday Mondays.

Nenagh Injury Unit

Tyone, Nenagh, Tipperary, E45 PT86

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, including Bank Holidays

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