Hospitals serving county Tipperary are experiencing a high volume of patient attendance today. TUH in Clonmel reports 17 patients on trolleys today and is appealing to the public to only attend the Emergency Department if necessary. Other care options such as the Injury Unit in Cashel, Pharmacy, GPs or out of hours GPs should be used if possible. Nenagh hospital, which does not have an Emergency Department reports 7 admitted patients on trolleys today.
Nationally, 592 admitted patients are waiting for beds in the nation’s hospitals according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. University Hospital Limerick reports 132 admitted patients without a bed – 61 patients on trolleys in the ED and a further 71 accommodated in UHL by placing their trolley in some ward of the hospital.
The HSE in the Mid-West is appealing to people in North Tipperary Limerick and Clare, to avail of flu and COVID-19 vaccines as the health service continues to manage high levels of acute respiratory infections. The HSE is reminding the public that it’s not too late to get their winter vaccines and are urging every eligible person to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu at participating GP or pharmacies. 158 cases of flu, Covid 19 and RSV were recorded in the region last week, a reduction of 46 cases compared to the previous week. Case numbers increased each week during December.