Naas General Hospital has urged the public to avoid their Emergency Department where possible
In a statement this afternoon the hospital said it is essential that we protect our emergency services for those who require emergency care.
The hospital 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.
26 admitted patients were waiting for a bed this morning, according to the INMO Trolley Watch.
Where possible 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.
Unfortunately, patients who are presenting at the ED in Naas Hospital with non-urgent conditions are experiencing lengthy 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.
Patients who have an appointment at Naas General Hospital should attend as scheduled, unless contacted by the hospital and advised otherwise.
“We 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 and
- ensure you tell the triage personnel if you have any signs/symptoms of Covid.”
Naas Hospital apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for their understanding and consideration.