HOSPITAL UNDER PRESSURE AGAIN AS 31 PATIENTS AWAIT BEDS TODAY

first_imgMore than 31 patients are currently awaiting beds at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General Hospital – major overcrowding again today.A statement issued on behalf of the hospital said it is extremely busy with “above average of very ill patients” needing care.The statement says “The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy today with above average numbers of very ill patients requiring admission to the hospital. There are currently 31 patients requiring admission to beds.” Members of 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.And the statement warned “Non-emergency cases attending the Emergency Department will experience lengthy delays.”The hospital said it regrets any inconvenience to patients and their families and is taking all steps to deal with the situation including curtailing non-emergency surgery and strengthening discharge planning.  HOSPITAL UNDER PRESSURE AGAIN AS 31 PATIENTS AWAIT BEDS TODAY was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:bedsdonegalhsopitalletterkenny generallast_img read more