Only attend in the case of a genuine emergency

STGH is experiencing severe overcrowding

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

STGH is experiencing severe overcrowding

The Emergency Department (ED) at South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) has this evening issued a statement saying that it 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 hour’s 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.