Letterkenny University Hospital is experiencing high volumes of patients attending at the Emergency Department today.
A hospital spokesperson apologised for any stress or inconvenience caused to patients of their loved ones.
“We also acknowledge the difficult situation for our staff and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment to patient care.”
Among the measures being taken to reduce waiting times in the ED are: the transfer of appropriate patients to community care settings; communication with GPs to ensure patients are referred to ED only where appropriate and extra ward rounds by consultants.
“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance.”
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Posted: 2:19 pm September 18, 2018