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Emergency Department at LUH “very busy”

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is very busy today with significant numbers of patients awaiting admission to the hospital, officials have said.

In a statement, a spokesperson apologised to patients and their families for delays.

“The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge. We have also deferred some non-urgent elective procedures. We apologise to patients for the distress this deferral may cause.

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“Management at the hospital would like to again advise people who are attending the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital that they can expect delays.”

Hospital officials have also urged members of the public to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies, and that they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.

“Letterkenny University Hospital again apologises to all patients and their families for any distress caused as a result of these delays.”

Letterkenny University Hospital

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