LETTERKENNY University Hospital is ‘under severe pressure’ today, management have said.
There are 31 people awaiting admission to LUH, with nine people on trollies and 22 in wards also awaiting admissions, figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) show.
This is the joint highest figure, with Cork University Hospital, of any in the country this morning.
“This has resulted in the hospital being under severe pressure and a backlog in the Emergency Department,” the Saolta University Health Care Group said in a statement.
“We regret that patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department to an acute bed in the hospital. We know these delays are very difficult for our patients and their families.”
Management say that patients requiring urgent care will be prioritised and people are asked to contact their GP or NowDoc in the first instance if their health problem is not urgent.
The statement added: “We apologise for the long waiting times that patients are currently facing.”Tags: