Management say LUH is very busy, with pressure on bed availability

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Management say LUH is very busy, with pressure on bed availability Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy this afternoon, and management say this as resulted in ongoing pressure on bed availability in the hospital.A statement issued this afternoon says as a result, patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department to an acute bed in the hospital.Management at the hospital are appealing to people to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies, and they should contact their GP during normal surgery hours, or the Now Doc GP Out of hours service, in the first instance.They say hospital is committed to treating everyone who presents at the ED but does so strictly in order of medical priority and apologises for the long wait times.Today’s statement also asks that patients wear a mask or face covering, and that they wait in the Emergency Department alone to help the hospital maintain social distancing. A companion will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances.The hospital acknowledges that this can be difficult, but it is necessary to minimise the risk of infection and to keep everyone safe. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – April 19, 2021 Previous articleNumber of patients with Covid-19 in hospital lowest in monthsNext articleSurvey seeks information on Chough sightings in Donegal News Highland last_img read more