Attend only in case of emergency

Tipperary Hospital experiencing overcrowding

By Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

By Anne O'Grady

Tipperary Hospital experiencing overcrowding

The Emergency Department (ED) at South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) is currently experiencing overcrowding. Management at the hospital is asking members of the public to only attend in the case of a genuine emergency, advising that, where possible, a GP or CareDoc out of hours service be consulted in the first instance.

 

This, unfortunately, has led to the postponement and/or rescheduling of a  number of planned (non-emergency) inpatient procedures. Those who have had their procedures postponed will be contacted with a new appointment date as quickly as possible. STGH wishes to reassure people, that while the hospital is extremely busy at present, patients are being seen and cared for appropriately.

 

The management at STGH apologies for any inconvenience caused.