People with non urgent conditions should visit their local pharmacist or GP
There's been a significant drop in the number of patients on trolleys in Naas General Hospital .
Some 15 patients are awaiting beds today, a drop of 10 people on yesterday's figure 25.
However, the management at the hospital are still under significant pressure and have advised patients with non emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health service, such as their local pharmacist or GP.
On Wednesday 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.
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.