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Naas General Hospital Urges The Public To Avoid The Emergency Department Where Possible

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It said it is essential that services are reserved for those who require emergency care.

Naas General Hospital has asked members of the public to avoid the emergency department where possible.

It said continues to face extreme pressure due to a combination of high presentations at the ED, an increased number of COVID positive patients and high numbers of staff absences due to COVID.

Some 26 people were on trolleys this morning in the hospital, according to today's INMO trolley watch figures.

Management at Naas General Hospital are asking patients with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health service such as their local Pharmacist or GP, where possible.

It advises that patients who are presenting at the ED in Naas Hospital with non-urgent conditions are experiencing lengthy waiting times to be seen.

However, the hospitals has said do not delay in seeking medical attention if you suspect you are having a heart attack or stroke.

Dial 999 or 112 in an emergency.

Patients who have an appointment at Naas General Hospital should attend as scheduled, unless contacted by the hospital and advised otherwise.

It would like to remind the public if you have to attend the ED in emergency situation please

·               ensure you wear a mask.

·               practice social distancing.

·               ensure you tell the triage personnel if you have any signs/symptoms of Covid.

Naas Hospital has said it apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for their understanding and consideration.

 

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