Hospital manager praises staff response to emergency

The manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has paid tribute to staff following their response to a bus crash yesterday which saw 51 people brought to the Emergency Department.

The bus, which was carrying 49 elderly passengers on a day trip, was in collision with a car at Castleogary near Killybegs at 4.30 last evening.

A total of 52 people were brought to the hospital, including the two people who were in the car.

The HSE has confirmed 49 patients were assessed, treated and discharged with follow-up Outpatients appointments. A further three patients with more serious injuries were admitted to hospital, and they remain in hospital this evening. All three are said to be comfortable .

Hospital Manager Sean Murphy says the response of staff to the emergency was superb, and while the Major Incident Plan was not fully implemented, they were ready to deal with the situation..........