INMO says patients were on corridors at LGH this week for the first time in 15 years

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Maura Hickey INMO
Maura Hickey INMO

The INMO say the overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital has worsened, with patients being treated on trollies in corridors at the hospital this week for the first time since 1998.
All patients south of the Twin Towns are now being diverted to Sligo, but the INMO says it is now approaching capacity. Attempts were made to divert patients from Inishowen to Altnagelvin in Derry, but that’s not been possible because Altnagelvin itself is under pressure and is diverting patients to the Erne and Causeway Hospitals.
Letterkenny General has been unable to recruit extra nurses because of the moratorium, and there are no agency nurses available, which is adding to the pressure.
The INMO’s Maura Hickey says it is a very serious situation which saw trollies on corridors yesterday for the first time in over 15 years………….

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