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Mullingar Emergency Department Remains "Extremely Busy" This Afternoon

The Midlands Regional Hospital is asking people to consider other treatment options.

The Emergency Department at Mullingar Regional Hospital remains extremely busy this afternoon.

It's due to a high number of patients presenting with flu and other complex respiratory illnesses.

Management is asking people to consider other treatment options, such as going to their GP or an Injury Unit, as staff prioritise caring for the sickest and most injured patients at the moment.

There were 24 people waiting on trolleys this morning.

It's also apologising for the distress and inconvenience caused to patients and their loved ones.

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