Naas General Hospital which serves West Wicklow has been experiencing high attendance and admissions over the weekend. The Emergency Department (ED) is under significant pressure with many patients requiring admission. Where possible management at Naas General Hospital is 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 General Hospital with non-urgent conditions are experiencing 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.
We would like to remind the public if you have to attend the ED in an emergency 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.
Naas General Hospital apologises for any inconvenience caused and thanks the public for their understanding and consideration