Long wait times as TUH emergency department ‘very busy’

Long wait times as TUH emergency department ‘very busy’

THE public is being advised to ‘consider alternative care options’ before attending Tallaght University Hospital’s emergency department, which is ‘very busy’ this week.

On Thursday,  January 27, Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) issued a message to the community following high levels of  emergency department attendances.

According to TUH: “The Emergency Department (ED) at Tallaght University Hospital is very busy this week with high attendances of very sick people with a variety of illnesses.

“We are advising the public to consider alternative care options before attending the ED as unfortunately people with less urgent complaints will experience long wait times in ED.

“We are working to make sure that care is prioritised for the sickest patients.

“The Hospital regrets any delay a patient of any age experiences whilst waiting in our Emergency Department, patients are prioritised according to clinical need.”

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