Letterkenny University Hospital issues apology to patients

Letterkenny University Hospital is the fifth worst effected hospital in the country today.

According to the INMO, 27 patients are waiting for a bed in the hospital with 7 patients waiting on trolleys in ED and 20 on other wards across the hospital.

These figures are down on yesterday’s 39 but still remain one of the highest in the country.
The Hospital have issued a statement apologising for the delays experienced by patients;

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital have issued an apology to patients over the last week as patients number have soared.

186 patients have attended the hospital since Tuesday morning which is significantly higher than average as only 105 to 115 patients attend on a daily basis.

The hospital has now admitted a number of ill patients but many of whom still remain on trolleys.

They are reminding and encouraging members of the public to attend the emergency department only in real emergencies and should contact their local GP or GP out-of-hours service before attending the hospital.

Sligo University Hospital also have 20 patients waiting on trolleys in ED and other wards which is amongst the highest in the region so far this week.

504 people across the country are waiting on trolleys with the worst being in Limerick at 76 who had a record high of 81 on Tuesday also.