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Public asked to avoid St James's Hospital emergency department due to 'unusually high' demand

The hospital says that it is seeing an “unusually high” number of patients.

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ST JAMES’S HOSPITAL has advised those seeking treatment that waiting times are extremely long tonight.

The hospital says that it is seeing an “unusually high” number of patients.

The Dublin hospital said in a statement:

“St. James’s Hospital is currently experiencing an unusually high number of attendances at their Emergency Department.

“This is resulting in long waiting times. While the Emergency Department remains open, the public are requested where possible to attend their GP or out of hours GP services in the first instance.”

Similar demand has been seen on individual dates in the last month in other Dublin hospitals.

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