50% increase in children presenting to emergency departments in various Irish hospitals

Ireland is seeing big increases in children visiting emergency departments in some Irish hospitals.

Children’s Health Ireland has said it is seeing a 50% increase in the number of children presenting to their emergency departments at Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght, and Urgent Care Centre in Connolly, compared to the same period in 2019.

It has said that the usual numbers are 300-400 patients a day across the various sites, but that they are now seeing more than 600 patients a day.

RTE.ie report



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