The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy today, December 18th with a significant number of patients awaiting admission to the hospital.
The hospital has apologised to patients and their families for delays.
The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.
A spokesman said “Management at the hospital would like to advise people who are attending the Emergency Department at LUH to expect significant delays.
“We 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 again apologises to all patients and their families for any distress caused as a result of these delays.”Tags: