A TOTAL of 1,259 people left Letterkenny University Hospital’s emergency department before their treatments were completed, over the period from January to the end of May this year.
This week, figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (IMNO) have again highlighted the challenges facing one of the most overcrowded hospitals in the country.
Yesterday morning there were 34 people on trolleys during the morning rounds, leaving Letterkenny University Hospital the fourth most overcrowded hospital in Ireland.
According to the IMNO, 7 patients were in the emergency department while 27 patients were on trolleys elsewhere.
Nationally, 509 admitted patients were left waiting for beds yesterday morning, according to INMO Trolley Watch.
From January 1 to May 31, 606,027 attendances were registered in the country’s emergency departments.
A national hospital breakdown revealed a total of 43,798 people left emergency departments before their treatments were completed.
This is only marginally lower than the same period last year, when 44,400 people left early.