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High volumes at Limerick hospital

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:11pm
High volumes at Limerick hospital

The group are urging people to please consider all their care options at this time.

High volumes at Limerick hospital

The group are urging people to please consider all their care options at this time.

UL Hospitals Group is appealing to members of the public to consider all their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department at UH Limerick.

 

The hospital is currently managing high volumes of patients that have arisen due to a busy weekend in the ED, and an increased number of delayed discharges across the group.

 

The group are urging people to please consider all their care options at this time and not to attend the Emergency Department unless absolutely necessary. It is important that we keep the ED for emergencies only and we encourage the public to do so.

 

Injury Units in St John’s, Ennis and Nenagh hospitals are open for appropriate injuries.  Injury Units treat broken bones, dislocations, sprains, strains, wounds, scalds and minor burns and save long waiting times. Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm every day and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St John's Hospital

 

Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.

 

However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.

 

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