Urgent Care Centre Mooted As Possible Solution To Hospital Overcrowding

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A midlands TD has been suggesting ways to alleviate pressure on overcrowding Emergency Departments.

A midlands TD believes the Roscommon Urgent Care Centre could be used to alleviate pressure on overcrowded emergency departments.

From today, patients at Limerick Univerity Hospital will be transferred to Ennis General Hospital in a bid from the HSE and the National Ambulance Service to reduce the number on trolleys.

Independent TD Denis Naughten believes non-urgent patients should be tranferred from surrounding hospitals to the Medical Asssement Unit in Roscommon.

Concerns have been raised at Mullingar Regional Hospital since patients from Navan Hospital have been transferred to the already over-crowded ED.  

The Roscommon Galway Deputy says people can't be expected to sit in emergency departments for several days:

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