It's opened additional beds to cope with the extra demand.
The Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore says it's seeing a rise in the number of patients presenting with the flu, Covid-19, other respiratory illnesses.
It says it's experiencing a very busy period, and has opened additional beds to cope with the extra demand.
However, patients with non-emergency conditions are being asked to consider other options, such as a local pharmacist or GP.
Patients who do attend the ED in Tullamore with non-serious conditions may face long waiting times to be seen.
Any patient who needs emergency hospital care will be seen and Tullamore Hospital would urge such patients not to delay attending the ED.
Do not delay in seeking medical attention if you suspect you are having a heart attack or stroke, please dial 999 or 112 in an emergency.
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