People are being asked to avoid the adult emergency department.
Mullingar Regional Hospital's adult emergency department is busy this morning.
The hospital is 'in escalation' and the teams are working to manage the current adult in-patient and Covid-19 bed capacity, together with scheduled care.
Hospital 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.
However, adult patients who require urgent care will be prioritised.