Elective surgeries curtailed at hospital until mid-January

ELECTIVE surgeries in Letterkenny University Hospital have been restricted until January in a bid to tackle mounting bed pressures. More than 118,662 patients have been without a hospital bed so far in 2022, making it the worst year for hospital overcrowding on record. General Manager of LUH Sean Murphy told the Donegal News that he is […]

Procedures postponed as LUH comes under ‘significant pressure’

LETTERKENNY University Hospital was under “significant pressure” yesterday, with a warning from management that all available beds were in use. In a statement, hospital management said 160 people had attended the emergency department on Tuesday. The high volume led to long wait times. Advertisement “The high number of people attending who need to be admitted […]

Hospital under extreme pressure as Covid numbers rise

LETTERKENNY University Hospital is again under extreme pressure as the number of patients being treated with Covid-19 has risen by more than forty per cent in the last week. Saolta confirmed there are eight areas of the hospital impacted by outbreaks with 57 patients with the virus being treated on Saturday. This is having an impact […]

Workplace worries as Donegal covid cases hit 150 daily

OUTBREAKS in workplaces in Donegal are contributing to a surge in Covid-19 cases with between 130 and 150 cases now being reported daily.  Dr Anthony Breslin, Director of Public Health for the north west has warned people not to let their guard down as the virus remains very prevalent across all areas of the county […]