Full Capacity Protocol remains in place at LUH

 

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The Full Capacity Protocol remains in place today at Letterkenny Univeristy Hospital with 14 people waiting on trolleys in its Emergency Department.

It comes as figures also published today by the INMO show that last month was the worst November for overcrowding at Letterkenny University Hospital since records began.

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital remains extremely busy again today with significant numbers of patients awaiting admission to the hospital. They are apologising to patients and their families for these delays.

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 reminding the public that we encourage them 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.