NEW CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ‘JAMMED WITH PATIENTS’

first_imgThe Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy today with above average numbers of very ill patients requiring admission to the hospital, manager Sean Murphy has admitted.Readers have told us the department is ‘jammed’ with patients waiting to be seen.The public are asked to avoid attending the Emergency Department if possible and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance. “Non-emergency cases attending the Emergency Department will experience lengthy delays,” said Mr Murphy.“The hospital regrets any inconvenience to patients and their families and is taking all steps to deal with the situation.”There have been complaints in the hospital of a lack of staff to cope with the number of patients.It’s the fourth time in the past few weeks that the department has had to issue a warning.  NEW CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ‘JAMMED WITH PATIENTS’ was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crisisletterkenny hospitallast_img read more