Letterkenny Hospital issues apologies to patients on trolleys

Letterkenny University Hospital has issued an apology to all patients effected by the ongoing trolley crisis at the hospital.

The HSE has released a statement that the emergency department at the hospital remains extremely busy today with 30 people awaiting admission.

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

Management at the hospital would like to advise people who are attending the Emergency Department to expect delays and to remind them only to visit the emergency department in the case of a real emergency.

The numbers on trolleys in the hospital have decreased since yesterday when there was 35 people awaiting admission.

There are eight people on trolleys in Sligo University Hospital and 445 nationally