Update – Full Capacity Protocol implemented at LUH as 36 people await beds

Letterkenny General Emergency Department

The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning, with significant delays being reported in the Emergency Department.

According to the INMO, there were 36 people awaiting beds at the hospital this morning, 22 of them on Emergency Department trolleys.

Yesterday, the figure was 25, 18 of them on trolleys.

Once again, people are being urged to only attend the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University 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.