The hospital has issued a statement advising the public to still attend.
The Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar is advising the public that it's emergency department is extremely busy.
They've issued this statement:
Regional Hospital Mullingar’s ED and hospital is very busy. The hospital has admitted a lot of seriously ill patient over the weekend with a variety of complex healthcare needs.
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.