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Emergency Department Wait Times Averaging Over 24Hours In Tallaght Hospital

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Tallaght Hospital had the longest wait times in the country.

People attending Tallaght University Hospital in the first quarter of the year waited on average 24 and half hours from registering as a patient to being admitted to a ward,  the longest wait in the country, according to figures from the HSE.

Wait times at Emergency Departments in the first quarter of this year, are the worst on record.

New figures from the HSE show the average patient waited nearly 13 hours before being admitted to hospital - up 11.2 hours pre-pandemic.

The shortest wait times were found in St Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny - where patients were seen 2.9 hours after registering.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Connolly Hospital Emily O'Conor says many people without a GP end up in A&E because they don't have an alternative:

CEO of the Irish Patients Association Stephen McMahon says delays to care costs lives;



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