Update: Full Capacity Protocol implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital this afternoon following a sharp rise in sick people awaiting admission.It comes as the hospital was the most overcrowded in the country today with almost 40 people waiting for a bed.The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital remains extremely busy today with significant numbers of patients awaiting admission to the hospital.There were 39 patients awaiting admission at the hospital this morning according to the INMO – the highest figure in the country today.The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.Management at the hospital would like to advise people who are attending the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital that they can expect delays.They would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.Letterkenny University Hospital apologises to all patients and their families for any distress caused as a result of these delays. WhatsApp Previous articleLEO reviewing its policy on creative businesses after LYIT surveyNext articleTwo men arrested in connection with murder of Police Constable in Omagh News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – May 16, 2017 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Twitter Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update: Full Capacity Protocol implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Facebooklast_img read more