(December 14th 2022) The Hospital is currently experiencing a high number of attendances at its Emergency Department (ED) with high attendances and high rates of admissions this puts pressure on the ED and also the Hospital as there is a shortage of beds.
We are committed to treating everyone who presents to our ED however we do so strictly in order of medical priority. Given the volume of patients currently attending the Emergency Department, we regret there are lengthy delays and long wait times for those who do not need urgent treatment.
We are asking the public to consider alternative care options before attending the ED as unfortunately people with less urgent complaints will experience long wait times. The Hospital regrets any delay a patient of any age experiences whilst waiting in our Emergency Department, patients are prioritised according to clinical need.
We thank the public for their ongoing cooperation in this regard.