South Tipperary General Hospital experiencing overcrowding - only attend in emergency

South Tipperary General Hospital experiencing overcrowding - only attend in emergency

People urged to only attend in cases of genuine emergency.

The Emergency Department (ED) at South Tipperary General Hospital (STGH) is currently experiencing overcrowding, with a significant increase in presentations.  

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.

We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep our ED services for the patients who need them most. 

The Emergency department has been coming under continuing pressure with high numbers presenting with a variety of complex needs . However, if members of the public are seriously injured or ill or are worried that your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.  

Staff and management are working to prioritise the discharge of patients as soon as possible where appropriate. Some Elective procedures have been cancelled and every effort will be made to reschedule as soon as possible. 

Please note that visiting restrictions remain in an effort to prevent the spread of infection .

The management at STGH apologies for any inconvenience caused.