Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital very busy with delays to be expected

Letterkenny General Emergency DepartmentThe Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is said to be very busy this (Wednesday) afternoon with significant numbers of patients awaiting admission to the hospital.

The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented with management saying that all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.

Management at the hospital are advising people who are attending the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital that they can expect delays.

The public is being encouraged 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.

Letterkenny University Hospital again apologises to all patients and their families for any distress caused as a result of these delays.