TUH ED Experiencing High Volume Of Patients

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Management at Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel are appealing to members of the public to only attend the hospital in the case of an emergency.

The hospital is experiencing a high volume of patient presentations to the Emergency Department(ED) today –  the INMO Trolley watch report records 15 patients on trolleys at the hospital earlier today.

Hospital Management ask intending patients to use, where possible, a GP or Caredoc out of hours service or the Injury Unit in Cashel in the first instance. The Injury Unit at Our Lady’s campus in Cashel is operational Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm – contact 062 70409.

While hospital management are anxious to keep the Emergency Department services for the patients who critically need them it also offers reassurance that any member of the public who may be seriously injured, ill or are worried that their life is at risk should attend the ED where staff will assess and treat them as a priority.

Staff and management at the Clonmel hospital are also working to prioritise the discharge of patients as soon as possible where appropriate.

Nationally there are 548 admitted patients waiting for beds today according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. The total includes 96 admitted patients on trolleys in UHL by far the most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today.