Tallaght Hospital experiencing 'very high' numbers of emergency attendees

By Mark Keane

Tallaght University Hospital’s Adult Emergency Department is experiencing a very high number of emergency attendees, and is asking the public, where possible, to visit their GP before attending the A&E. 

According to the hospital they are experiencing a "very high" number of emergency attendances which is resulting in longer patient waiting times.

Tallaght Hospital

There's a very high number of emergency attendees at Tallaght Hospital

Recent figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), show there were 40 patients lying on trolleys yesterday (Monday).

The number of patients on trolleys reported this morning is 24.

Tallaght Hospital said in a statement: “Tallaght University Hospital’s Adult Emergency Department (ED) is experiencing a very high number of emergency attendances which is resulting in longer patient waiting times.

"We are asking the public where possible to attend their GP or out of hours GP services in the first instance.

"ED patients are seen in order of priority which may result in patients with minor illnesses or injuries experiencing delays. We would like to thank the general public for their understanding and cooperation during this busy period."

Visit Tallaght Hospital's Facebook for more information.

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