Dramatic increase in ED patients at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img Dramatic increase in ED patients at Letterkenny University Hospital Google+ Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter Twitter By News Highland – August 29, 2019 center_img Previous articleDonegal included in latest rainfall warningNext articleCouncil awaiting decision on island funding application News Highland Saolta has confirmed that over 150 people attended the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital on three consecutive days this week – this is around 40% more than usual.Following the high attendances, the hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients, many of whom remain in the ED awaiting a bed.Actions underway in the hospital to alleviate the waiting times for patients requiring hospital admission include additional reviews, early discharges and deferral of elective non urgent procedures.Management are reminding the public to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.Hospital management regrets the inconvenience and distress the long delays cause patients and their families.The hospital prioritises those in most need of care and this unfortunately may lead to delays for less urgent patients. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more