Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is extremely busy today (13th February) due to the high number of patients presenting at its Emergency Department. The hospital is appealing to patients with non-emergency conditions to seek assistance from other parts of the health services.
At the moment the Emergency Department (ED) is under significant pressure with many patients requiring admission due to a combination of factors. Where possible the hospital are 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 with non-urgent conditions are experiencing very long waiting times to be seen. The hospital has stressed however that any patient who needs emergency hospital care will be seen and it urged such patients not to delay attending the ED.
TUH also reminded those attending the ED in an emergency to wear a mask, practice social distancing and to ensure that they tell the triage personnel if they have any signs/symptoms of Covid-19.
Tallaght University Hospital apologises for any inconvenience caused and once again thanks the public for their support and understanding.