Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore
The Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore is experiencing high levels of attendances with many patients requiring admission today (Monday, 12 March) and as a result, the HSE’s Escalation Policy has been activated at the hospital.
The Escalation Policy has been in place a number of times in recent weeks at the hospital.
In a statement this morning, the hospital stated, "In order to assist us we are requesting that patients in the first instance, consider using their GP and their out of hours services for medical assessment, where possible. The Hospital regrets that any patient should experience delays in accessing in-patient beds."