Midlands Emergency Department Busy Today

Patients are being asked to consider their options before attending the ED.

Management at a midlands hospital is advising patients its emergency department is busy today.

Mullingar Regional Hospital is in escalation and staff are working to manage capacity.

Patients are being asked to consider their option before attending the ED.

Management are advising patients with the following injuries to attend Regional Hospital Mullingar Minor Injury Unit located at Charter Medical Private Hospital in Ballinderry, Mullingar:

•         Suspected broken bones to arm (from collar bone to fingertip)

•         Suspected broken bones in legs (from knees to toes)

•         Sprains and strains

•         Wounds, bites (animal or insect) cuts, grazes and scalp laceration

•         Minor burns and scalds

•         Foreign bodies

•         Minor chest injuries

Patients who require urgent care will be prioritised.

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