Management at the facility is apologising for the distress and inconvenience caused to patients.
The Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar is extremely busy today due to a high number of people attending with flu and other more respiratory illnesses.
Management at the facility is apologising for the distress and inconvenience to those who are experiencing long wait times.
In a statement to Midlands 103, they say they are working to identify patients for discharge to ensure people are admitted as soon as possible.
They are also asking people to consider their care options and are advising those with less serious illnesses they will have to wait longer for treatment.