THE new €20million Emergency Department remains closed and patients are being diverted to Sligo Regional Hospital and Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.
The Minister for Health, Mr James Reilly, visited the hospital today to assess first hand the devastation. He promised government support to get the hospital back up and running again. Meanwhile, over 500 volunteers joined in the clean up over the weekend in a remarkable display of community effort.
An emergency situation was declared on Friday evening after a significant section of the hospital was flooded. Areas affected include the Emergency Department, Radiology Department, Outpatients Department, Pathology and Medical Records Departments, several wards and kitchens.
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The figures, released to Councillor Ciaran Brogan this week, show an increase of 13.3% on the previous year.