LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL EVACUATED AS FLOOD WATERS POUR INTO NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

NEWS

 July 26, 2013
Pictures inside the hospital this evening
Pictures inside the hospital this evening

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: PATIENTS are being moved at Letterkenny General Hospital this evening after flood waters poured into the new Emergency Department.

Our pictures show fire crews wading through the flood waters at the new multi-million euro facility.

The incredible downpour around 5pm sent torrents of water flooding down through the town.

“It was unbelievable,” said one patient.

“There was an almighty noise from the water as it rushed through.

“Staff are doing their best to keep patients safe and move them to higher wards.”

Gardai are stopping people entering the A@E as a precaution.
Gardai are stopping people entering the A@E as a precaution.

Staff have launched an emergency plan – but there are already questions as to how such a new facility failed to cope with the downpour.

Some hospital staff have been called back into the hospital to help recover patient files which were damaged by water.

There are flooded roads across the Letterkenny area as a result of the thunderstorm.

Several roundabouts including the Oatfields roundabout were impassable as water came up to the level of the roundabout itself.

You can see DDTV footage of flood waters earlier in the evening on Donegal Daily.

Copyright Donegaldaily.com: pictures inside Letterkenny General this evening
Copyright Donegaldaily.com: pictures inside Letterkenny General this evening
Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene