The Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore is continuing to experience a very busy period with a significantly increased number of people requiring admission to the hospital.
The HSE said the hospital is again reminding members of the public to consider their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department (ED / A&E).
It states: "We advise that the public only attend our emergency services if absolutely essential. If you are unwell, please go to your GP or pharmacy in the first instance. Importantly, please do not delay in seeking medical attention if you suspect you are having a heart attack or stroke. Our ED Services are available to you, please dial 999 or 112 in an emergency. For routine matters please contact your GP or out of hours by phone.
"If you have to attend the ED in emergency situation please ensure you wear a mask, practice social distancing and ensure you tell the triage personnel if you have any signs/symptoms of Covid-19."
Latest Covid-19 figures show that the hospital had eight available general beds and two ICU beds.
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