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Letterkenny Emergency Department still stretched

A recent aerial view of the Letterkenny General Hospital campus with the new A and E unit in the foreground (beside car park). Picture: Declan Doherty

A recent aerial view of the Letterkenny General Hospital campus with the new A and E unit in the foreground (beside car park). Picture: Declan Doherty

MEMBERS of the public requiring non-urgent medical attention are again being asked not to attend the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH).

According to a spokesperson for the HSE, people should consult their GP in the first instance as LGH is experiencing “high activity levels” at present.

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“Due to the high numbers attending the Emergency Department, people who require non-urgent medical attention should consult their GP in the first instance. Those who are attending the Emergency Department may experience delays,” the spokesperson said.

“Due to the high number of admissions recently, patients who are due for a planned admission as an inpatient should ring in beforehand to confirm the availability of a bed.

Management at Letterkenny General Hospital regret any inconvenience caused and thank their patients and the public for their co-operation.”

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