Patients attending A&E at Letterkenny General Hospital on the increase

Letterkenny General HospitalThe number of people treated at Letterkenny General Hospital increased, particularly in the Emergency Department in 2014.

When inpatients, day case patients and people passing through A&E are combined, over 62,000 people were treated at Letterkenny General Hospital last year.

Letterkenny General Hospital treated 21,161 people on an inpatient basis last year, a 6.4% increase over 2013, while the number of day cases that went through the hospital in 2014 was 17679, a marginal fall of less 1% on the previous year.

There were 57,815 outpatient appointments, down 4% on 2013.

Letterkenny's Emergency Department remains a hugely busy one, with 34,093 attendances last year, 10,631 of whom were admitted.

There were 1,677 births at the hospital last year, a fall of 6.3%.