There are currently very limited beds available throughout Mayo University Hospital today, as a significant number of ill patients have been admitted.
In addition, the hospital has an infection control measure in place due to a number of cases of Norovirus (vomiting bug) and this is making the situation more challenging.
Across the hospital efforts continue to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge and the hospital is getting support from the community to support the more complex discharges.
The Saolta group is encouraging the public to attend the Emergency Department at MUH only in the case of real emergencies and to contact your GP or GP Out-of-Hours service where possible.
Mayo University Hospital have apologised for any distress or inconvenience caused to patients and their families.