MANAGEMENT at the region’s main hospital have urged members of the public to consider their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department. 

A spokesperson for UL Hospital Groups has said that the Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) is “very busy today”

“We have a high number of patients waiting for beds and patients are experiencing extended waits.

“UL Hospitals Group is reminding members of the public to consider their care options before presenting to the ED.

“If you are unwell, please go to your GP or pharmacy in the first instance. 

“However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.

“We apologise to any patients who are experiencing long waits while we prioritise the sickest patients.”

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