Appeal Issued For People To Only Attend TUH ED For Genuine Emergency

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Management at TUH in Clonmel have issued an appeal to people seeking healthcare to only attend in the case of a genuine emergency.

The suggestion is to seek access to a GP or the out of hours GP service in the first instance. Consideration should also be given to seeking care at a Minor Injury Unit (Cashel, Nenagh, St John’s Limerick) or at a pharmacy.

Earlier today the INMO reported 19 patients on trolleys in the Emergency Department, the figure was 26 yesterday.

Hospital Management says the current overcrowding includes high numbers presenting with a variety of complex needs.

Reassurance is offered to the public that any person seriously injured or ill or worried that their life is at risk should attend the ED without delay and the staff will assess and treat the person as a priority.

At present staff and management at TUH Clonmel are working to prioritise the discharge of patients as soon as possible where appropriate.

Management at TippUH apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Nationally 488 admitted patients are waiting for beds according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch report. UHL has 87 admitted patients waiting on beds today.