UNDER-pressure staff at Letterkenny General Hospital are struggling to cope with a high number of patients again today – the latest crisis to hit the hospital.
Following complaints to Donegal Daily, the hospital has issued the following statement:
“We wish to inform the general public that Letterkenny Hospital is experiencing high activity levels at present. Due to the high numbers attending the Emergency Department, people who require non-urgent medical attention should consult their GP in the first instance.
Those who are attending the Emergency Department may experience delays.
Due to the high number of admissions recently, patients who are due for a planned admission as an inpatient should ring in beforehand to confirm the availability of a bed.
Management at Letterkenny General Hospital regret any inconvenience caused and thank their patients and the public for their cooperation.”
It’s the latest example of staff under pressure – with a shortage of doctors and nurses once again in Letterkenny.