Children's hospitals warn of increased waiting times

Children's hospitals warn of increased waiting times

Dublin's three children's hospitals have issued a joint statement warning parents of unprecedented demands for admissions this weekend.

Parents are being asked to contact their family doctor or out-of-hours GP service before attending Emergency Departments after a recent increase in patients with respiratory infections .

The Children's Hospital Group representing Temple Street, Crumlin Children's Hospital and the children's hospital in Tallaght have apologised to patients who may be faced with increased waiting times this weekend.

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