438 admitted patients are waiting for beds across the country
Naas General Hospital is advising people with non-urgent conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the healthcare system such as their local pharmacist or GP
It comes as 20 people are on trolleys in Naas General Hospital today.
Some 438 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning nationally- down 59 from yesterday, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.
352 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 86 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital.
130 people have been on trolleys in emergency departments across the country for at least nine hours.
On Thursday evening, Naas General Hospital said it was experiencing very high attendance and admissions.
The Emergency Department (ED) is under significant pressure with many patients requiring admission and with very high numbers of COVID-19, flu, and other RSV infections.
Where possible management at Naas General Hospital is asking patients with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health service such as their local Pharmacist, GP, GP out of hours service, or a local injury unit.
Unfortunately, patients who are presenting at the ED in Naas General Hospital with non-urgent conditions are experiencing very long waiting times to be seen.
Any patient who needs emergency hospital care will be seen and Naas General Hospital would urge such patients not to delay attending the ED.
Do not delay in seeking medical attention if you suspect you are having a heart attack or stroke, please dial 999 or 112 in an emergency.