The Emergency Department (ED) at Tipperary University Hospital is currently experiencing increased numbers of patients. Management at the hospital is asking members of the public to only attend in the case of a genuine emergency, advising that, where possible, a GP or Caredoc out of hours service be consulted in the first instance.
The Injury unit at Cashel Hospital is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and can be contacted at 062 70409 with services for adults and children over 3 years. Injury units treat recent injuries like broken bones, dislocations, and minor burns.
Hospital Management in Clonmel is asking people to think about all their care and treatment options to enable the ED services for patients who need them most. The appeal from Hospital management was issued at 7.45am this morning(Mon Jan22nd) – a similar appeal was issued yesterday.
The Emergency Department has been under continuing pressure with high numbers presenting with a variety of complex needs however any person seriously injured, ill or are worried that their life is at risk will be assessed and treated as a priority.
Staff and management are working to prioritise the discharge of patients as soon as possible where appropriate. The management at TippUH apologises for any inconvenience caused.