University Hospital Galway is currently dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks on two wards, with a further two wards being used to care for Covid-positive patients.
This is having a significant impact on critical care services at the hospital, according to the Saolta Hospital Group.
Yesterday evening, there were 39 Covid patients being treated at the hospital.
Management say people presenting to the Emergency Department at UHG are currently experiencing long waiting times, and they're apologising for the delays.
As a result of the ongoing pressures, and lack of bed capacity, a number of elective surgical procedures are being postponed.
Patients are being contacted directly if their procedure is being deferred, and Saolta says the situation is being kept under constant review.
Given the volume of people attending the Emergency Department, hospital management are again asking the public to contact their GP in the first instance.