Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy today, a spokesperson has said today.
This has resulted in ongoing pressure on bed availability in the hospital.
“We regret that patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department (ED) to an acute bed in the hospital,” said the spokesperson.
Once again, the hospital is reminding the public to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies.
“If your health problem is not an emergency you should contact your GP during normal surgery hours or the NoWDOC GP Out of hours service, in the first instance<' said the spokesperson. The hospital is committed to treating everyone who presents at the ED but does so strictly in order of medical priority and apologises for the long wait times, said a statement. The Outbreak Control Team at the hospital continues to meet daily and is working with Public Health and Occupational Health to manage the response to an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital.