Redirected Ambulances Adding Pressure To Midlands Hospitals

A new protocol has been put in place at Navan Hospital that will see ambulances with critically ill patients bypassing the facility.

A clinical director at a midlands hospital believes the closure of surrounding emergency services is leading to increased pressure on midlands hospitals.

A new protocol has been put in place at Navan Hospital that will see ambulances with critically ill patients bypassing the facility.

Meanwhile the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the HSE's response to hospital overcrowding.

Clinical Director of Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar, Dr. Murat Kirca says he's seeing the consequences from a reduction in services elsewhere:

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