Patients are being asked to consider their options before attending the hospital's emergency department.
Mullingar Regional Hospital's Emergency Department is extremely busy today.
Patients are being asked to consider their options before attending the ED.
Hospital management are reminding people over 16 with the following injuries they can attend the Regional Hospital Mullingar Minor Injury Unit located at Charter Medical Private Hospital in Ballinderry, Mullingar:
• Suspected broken bones to arm (from collar bone to fingertip)
• Suspected broken bones in legs (from knees to toes)
• Sprains and strains
• Wounds, bites (animal or insect) cuts, grazes and scalp laceration
• Minor burns and scalds
• Foreign bodies
• 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.