Naas Hospital Emergency Department under pressure

Naas hospital

As the country has reached a new unwanted record of people waiting on a hospital bed, Naas General hospital which serves West Wicklow released a statement on Tuesday morning regarding admissions to the Emergency Department.

According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. A record 931 admitted patients are waiting for a hospital bed.

It is 171 cases higher than the previous record of overcrowding of 760 cases on 19 December last.

This mornings Statement reads a follows:

Naas General Hospital is 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.  

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, GP, GP out of hours service, or a local injury unit.

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.   

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 once again thanks the public for their support and understanding. 

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