Bantry General Hospital is operating normally again following last week’s escalation at the hospital.
On Thursday, it was revealed that the Medical Assessment Unit at BGH was experiencing significant pressure and overcrowding.
As a result, hospital management appealed to the public to only attend in the case of an emergency.
“We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep our Medical Assessment Unit service for the patients who need them most.
“The hospital is advising the public to attend their GP in the first instance, Cork University Hospital or University Hospital Kerry Emergency Departments.” However, a spokesperson for the South South West Hospital Group told The Echo yesterday that things had returned to normal at the hospital.
“Bantry General Hospital is operating as normal at the present time,” she said.