Delays at Cork University Hospital’s Emergency Department

3 January 2021
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

The South/South West Hospital Group have issued a statement to say that 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”. 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.

  • 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.

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