Emergency Department at LGH “extremely busy” according to management

Letterkenny General Emergency Department

People are being urged to avoid the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital this evening, as a result of what management say is a very high number of attendances.

In a statement this evening, Saolta, the hospital group which runs the hospital says -

"The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy tonight (January 26, 2015) with a very high number of attendances. Members of the public are reminded to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance.

Patients with minor ailments or who are not emergencies can expect to experience long delays as priority will need to be given to other patients who need emergency care."