ICU doctor describes new Covid-19 wave as ‘shocking’

A RAPHOE man working as an ICU doctor in Scotland during a ‘different and quite shocking’ wave of Covid-19 has advised people to get their vaccine. William Shankey Smith is a doctor in the intensive care unit at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Tayside, Dundee. The area is experiencing another wave of Covid-19 and […]

Covid-19 cases in hospital drop to five month low point

THE number of Covid-19 patients in hospital in Letterkenny has fallen to its lowest level in almost five months. According to latest figures from the Health Service Executive, there were 13 patients with Covid receiving treatment in LUH, continuing a downwards trend. This compares with 99 this time last month, January 23, while there were […]

Letterkenny hospital forced to cancel operations

A NUMBER of planned surgeries scheduled to take place at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) over the coming weeks have been cancelled due to Covid-related pressures. It follows confirmation that three patients remain in the hospital’s intensive care unit last evening. Mr Sean Murphy, General Manager, said the number of Covid cases rising in the community […]

Covid: Rise in number of patients in ICU in Letterkenny

THE number of patients being treated for Covid-19 on ventilated beds or in critical care in Letterkenny is at its highest point since April. There are four critically ill people with confirmed or suspected coronavirus this afternoon, according to latest figures contained in the ‘Covid-19 Daily Operations Update for Acute Hospitals’, which is published daily […]