Take Care Over the Bank Holiday Weekend

(July 29th 2022) With continuing high numbers of people attending  the ED, Tallaght University Hospital are asking the public to consider all care options, saving the ED for those patients who need urgent and emergency care. All patients are triaged and those with injuries that are non-life threatening / non-urgent will wait longer to be seen. To date this year the Hospital has seen an increase in attendances, bed occupancy rates in the Hospital continue to run in the range of 105 – 110%. 

The Hospital regrets any delay a patient of any age experiences whilst waiting in our Emergency Department, patients are prioritised according to clinical need. You can help the Hospital by: 

  • Considering all healthcare options before attending ED including GP services, minor injuries units and pharmacies
  • If visiting a loved one in hospital, please follow all the infection control measures and do not under any circumstances visit a patient if you have any symptoms of COVID-19

Please follow the advice from An Garda Síochána and slow down this bank holiday weekend. Always wear a seatbelt, stop for a coffee and a nap if you are tired and never ever drink/take drugs and drive.

People should also be mindful of the dangers around waterways this weekend. Swim at lifeguarded waterways and never mix alcohol with water activities. If you or someone else is seriously ill or needs urgent emergency care do not delay going to ED or dialling 999/112 for help.