It's the second warning from hospital management in as many days.
Mullingar Regional Hospital's Emergency Department is very busy this morning.
The hospital is in escalation and the teams are working to manage the current Adult and Paediatric In-Patient and Covid-19 Bed Capacity together with Scheduled Care.
Patients are asked to consider their options before attending the Emergency Department.
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 and paediatric patients who require urgent care will be prioritised.
The ongoing pattern of overcrowding at the facility continues, with this the second warning from hospital management in as many days.