LETTERKENNY University Hospital has 27 confirmed Covid-19 case on site – the second highest of any hospital outside Dublin.
The figures, as at 8am on Saturday, which were released by the HSE this afternoon, show ten further patients in LUH, who are suspected Covid-19 case, are awaiting results.
Data presented shows that there are 141 vacant general beds, but the hospital had reached its critical care capacity.
LUH had four Covid-19 patients under critical care yesterday morning.
Last week, it was confirmed that LUH’s intensive care capacity was to increase from five to 14, with an additional two high dependency beds.
As of Saturday afternoon at 2pm, ten people were awaiting results with four confirmed cases presenting on site in the 24 hours previously.
LUH appears to have a disproportionally high rate in comparison to other hospitals in Ireland.
Beaumont Hospital in Dublin has 110 cases on site with Letterkenny having the eighth highest number of Covid-19 patients.
St James’s (83), Mater (76), Tallaght (72), St Vincent’s (68), Connolly (54) and Cavan (33) also have high volumes.
However, hospitals in larger population centres such as Cork, Limerick and Galway have lower figures that LUH.
At LUH, PPE equipment has now effectively been rationed, limited only to nurses and other medical staff and domestic workers have spoken of their worry.
The first community assessment hubs will be open and accepting patients around the country this week.Tags: