Major Dublin hospital warning patients to go elsewhere
The Mater Hospital has warned patients to go elsewhere unless it is an emergency, as the hospital deals with huge numbers.
In a statement the hospital said they are asking the public to only attend the emergency department in the case of an emergency.
For non-urgent queries patients are asked to contact their GP or the Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic.
"At our Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic, you will be treated by Mater Hospital nurses and doctors who specialise in emergency care.
"We offer fast assessment and treatment at the clinic and you do not need an appointment or a GP referral letter to attend."
The Mater Smithfield Rapid Injury Clinic treat:
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Wound infections
- Minor burns and scalds
- Minor head injuries
- Insect and animal bites
- Minor eye injuries