Management at Letterkenny University Hospital is urging the public to only attend in the case of ‘real emergencies’ as they experience high numbers in A&E.
The hospital had 34 patients on trollies awaiting admission this morning and continues to be extremely busy this evening.
“The hospital is working hard to reduce waiting times for patients in the ED,” said a statement from Saolta.
“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.”
A spokesperson said: “We would like to apologise for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients or their families who are experiencing long wait times.
“We also acknowledge the difficult situation for our staff and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment to patient care.”