The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented at Letterkenny Univeristy Hospital this afternoon due to the significant numbers of patients awaiting admission to the hospital.
The latest figures from the INMO have revealed that there were 28 people awaiting admission to its Emergency Department this morning.
The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.
It has also been necessary to defer non urgent elective procedures.
Management at the hospital would like to advise people who are attending the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital that they can expect delays.
They are encouraging 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.
Letterkenny University Hospital apologises to all patients and their families for any distress caused as a result of these delays.