Cork Hospitals Had Highest Emergency Department Wait Times Last Month

Two Cork hospitals had the highest average wait time for patients needing to access emergency departments last month

The Mercy University Hospital had the highest average wait time according to the figures at 21.6 hours

The HSE figures were given to Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson David Cullinane which show that the national average ED wait time for patients was 11 hours

Cork University Hospital was the second highest, with average wait times of 19.6 hours.

Waiting times were longer for people aged over 75 than under 75.

Priscilla Lynch, Clinical Editor with the Medical Independent, says emergency departments should actually be quieter at this time of year


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