Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is carrying out essential work to the waiting area only of the Emergency Department (ED). This work is happening from today, Thursday 12 August through to Monday 16 August. There will be no access via the main ED entrance during this period and the ED waiting room, patient registration and triage will be temporarily relocated to the existing Portacabin in front of the ED department. ED will continue to operate as normal.
The Hospital is reminding members of the public to consider their care options before presenting to the ED during this time. We advise that the public only attend our emergency services if absolutely essential. If you are unwell, please go to your GP or pharmacy in the first instance.
If you have to attend the ED in an emergency situation please ensure you wear a mask, practice social distancing and ensure you tell the triage personnel if you have any signs/symptoms of Covid-19. The Hospital would like to acknowledge the continued support of its community.