24 September 2020
By Elaine Murphy
CUH Exterior. Photographer: Billy macGillA statement from the Hospital says “The Emergency Department at Cork University Hospital (CUH) is exceptionally busy today and over the last number of days. Due to this increased level of activity and subsequent admissions, it is regrettable that some patients may experience a delay in the ED. ”
The increase in attendance is due to the large number of very ill medical patients requiring admission.
Patient care is paramount in CUH and this situation is being treated as a priority by Hospital Management who have taken steps to address this issue.
Hospital management has requested that, where appropriate, the public contact their GP/South Doc in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to attending the Emergency Department if their needs are not urgent.
Alternatives to try before heading to CUH
Your General Practitioner / South Doc
Mercy Urgent Care Centre
St. Mary’s Health Campus, Gurranabraher, Cork
Opening hrs. 8:00am to 6.00pm
Telephone – 021-4926900
Local Injuries Unit Bantry General Hospital:
Opening hrs. 8:00am to 7:30pm.
Telephone 027 50133
Local Injuries Unit, Mallow: General Hospital.
Opening hrs. 8:00am to 7:00 pm.
Telephone 022 – 58506.
Hospital Management wishes to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all staff during this very busy time.