Mercy University Hospital implement its escalation policy due to the high number attending the ED
The hospital is appealing to people needing less urgent treatment to avail, where possible, of other care services
There's been a surge in the volume of people attending the Emergency Department at the Mercy University Hospital and this is leading to delays within the department.
However, Management at the Mercy say the clinical needs of all patients in the ED are being cared for.
The hospital has implemented its escalation policy to deal with the high number of attendees at the Emergency Department and while the ED remains open 24/7 they are warning that patients will experience delays.
The Mercy is appealing to members of the public needing less urgent treatment to contact their GPs or South Doc, in the first instance, or avail of services at the Mercy Local Injury Unit at St Mary's Health Campus.
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