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Naas Hospital Under "Significant Pressure" With 27 Patients On Trolleys

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Naas General Hospital is continuing to experiencing very high levels of attendance this week.

Some 27 patients are on trolleys in Naas General Hospital, according to today's INMO trolley watch figures.

561 people are waiting for a bed in hospitals around the country this afternoon.

INMO figures show 439 are in emergency departments, while 122 are in wards.

University Hospital Limerick is the worst affected facility with 81 patients on trolleys.

That's followed by 76 at Cork University Hospital, and 44 at University Hospital Galway.

Naas General Hospital is continuing to experiencing very high levels of attendance this week.

The Emergency Department (ED) is under pressure with many patients requiring admission, it said.

The 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, 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, it said.

Any patient who needs emergency hospital care will be seen and Naas General Hospital is urging 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.   

        

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