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03 Oct 2022

Tipperary patients urged not to attend Limerick hospital due to high numbers in A&E

Public asked to consider all care options

Tipperary patients urged not to attend Limerick hospital due to high numbers in A&E

University Hospital Limerick: high numbers in Emergency Department

UL Hospitals Group is appealing to members of the public to consider all their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick.

The hospital is currently managing high volumes of patients, including significant volumes of frail, elderly patients with chronic conditions and complex care needs.

In a statement,UL Hospitals apologised for any inconvenience caused to patients or their loved ones who had experienced long wait times in the ED at UHL, and reassured patients and their families that they were working to alleviate the situation.

The public is urged to consider all their care options at this time and not to attend the Emergency Department unless necessary.

Injury Units in St John’s, Ennis and Nenagh hospitals are open for appropriate injuries.

Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St. John's Hospital. 

Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.

However, if you are seriously injured or ill, or are worried your life is at risk, the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.

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