Letterkenny University Hospital is asking people to only attend its emergency department this evening only in the case of real emergencies.
According to figures from the INMO today there were a total of 21 people awaiting admission to the hospital this morning however that figure has risen dramatically over the course of the day.
Nationally there were a total of 357 people waiting admission to hospitals around the country.
In a statement Letterkenny Univeristy Hospital says its Emergency Department is very busy today, with more than 30 patients now awaiting admission to the hospital.
Patients attending the hospital’s Emergency Department this evening can expect long delays and they are apologising to patients and their families for these delays.
They would like to remind 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.