CUH Emergency Dept exceptionally busy today

October 3rd, 2016 4:01 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

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Hospital management in CUH have requested that where appropriate, the public contact their GP first, due to a high number of patients presenting themselves at the Emergency Department.

CORK University Hospital (CUH) Emergency Department has been exceptionally busy in the last week in particular over the weekend when in the period Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October inclusive 506 patients presented to the Emergency Department for review and treatment and of which 181 patients required inpatient admission.

As of 1:00pm on Monday 3rd October, 83 patients have presented to the Emergency Department for review and treatment. 

Due to this increased level of activity and subsequent admissions, it is regrettable that some patients have experience a delay in the ED. 

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 have requested that, where appropriate, the public contact their GP in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to attending the Emergency Department if their needs are not urgent.

Local Injuries Unit Bantry General Hospital: 

Opening hrs. 8:00am to 7:30pm.

Telephone 027 50133

Hospital Management wishes to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all staff during this very busy time.


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