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Second Midlands Hospital Issues Warning Over Busy Conditions

It's advising patients to only attend the ED if absolutely necessary.

Tullamore Regional Hospital is experiencing "a very busy period" with a significantly increased number of people requiring admission to the hospital.

In a statement to Midlands 103 this afternoon, management is asking members of the public to consider alternative care options before presenting to the Emergency Department.  

"We advise that the public only attend our emergency services if absolutely essential.

"If you are unwell, please go to your GP or pharmacy in the first instance.  

"Importantly, please do not delay in seeking medical attention if you suspect you are having a heart attack or stroke.

"Our ED Services are available to you, please dial 999 or 112 in an emergency.

"For routine matters please contact your GP or out of hours by phone."

Anyone who does need to attend the ED is asked to wear a mask, practice social distancing and ensure you tell the triage personnel if you have any signs/symptoms of Covid-19.

It comes as Mullingar Regional Hospital is also experiencing delays in its Adult and Paediatric Emergency Departments, having issued a public notice this morning warning people of the conditions.

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