Hospital officials at Letterkenny University Hospital have warned the Emergency Department at the hospital is very busy today.
“We have admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of whom remain in the ED, awaiting a bed.
“We apologise for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients or their loved ones who are experiencing long wait times.
“We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority,” said a spokesperson.
Only those in real cases of emergency are being advised to attend the Emergency Department.
“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.
“This is a challenging time for our hospital but thanks to the huge efforts of our frontline staff patients are continuing to receive safe care during this period.”
Posted: 12:21 pm January 8, 2019