21 Mar Emergency Room’s Dr. Mullarky Prepares for St. Patrick’s Day Surge

The fun and festivities of St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration which originates from the arrival of Christianity in Ireland in the 17th century, often involves parades, festivals, and the mandatory green-colored attire. For many, alcohol consumption is also a mandatory part of the celebration, and the Emergency Room at St. Joseph Hospital is anticipating its annual inundation of individuals in need of care related to over consumption, alcohol-related car accidents, domestic violence, and barroom brawls. Irish emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Mullarky shares info about the trend and surge in traffic in the Emergency Room on St. Patrick’s Day. Watch our coverage here:

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