Tuesday 25 October 2016

Hospital requests non-urgent patients to avoid A&E today after activity spike

Daire Courtney

Published 28/09/2016 | 17:46

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University Hospital Kerry is seeing an increase in activity at the hospital and has warned that non-urgent patients could face “significant delays”.

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Hospital management have requested that people contact their GP before going to the Emergency Department at the hospital.

Patients are also being urged to “explore all other options available to them” if their case is not an emergency.

The hospital have warned that non-urgent patients could face significant delays in being seen iat the Emergency Department.

In a statement, the South South West Hospital Group said “The hospital would also like to take this opportunity to assure the public and service users that every effort is being made to address this situation.

"Patient care is paramount in UHK and the situation is being managed as a priority and reviewed on an ongoing basis.”

The cause of the increase in activity is not yet known.

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