Patients are asked to consider their options before attending the Adult and Paediatric EDs.
Two midlands emergency departments are extremely busy today.
Management at the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar has issued the warning for a second day in a row.
They are again asking patients to consider their options before attending the Adult and Paediatric EDs.
Anyone who is over 16 years with the following injuries may wish to present to the Minor Injury Unit located at Charter Medical Private Hospital in Ballinderry, Mullingar:
o Suspected broken bones to arm (from collar bone to fingertip)
o Suspected broken bones in legs (from knees to toes)
o Sprains and strains
o Wounds, bites (animal or insect) cuts, grazes and scalp laceration
o Minor burns and scalds
o Foreign bodies
o Minor chest injuries
Patients attend the ED, who require urgent care, will be prioritised.
Hospital Management would like to thank the public for their support and understanding during this period.