Patients from Inishowen should no longer go Derry’s Altnagelvin as a new emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital is now up and running.
The temporary radiology service has been commissioned and is now in place with a link to the main hospital. This development was critical in enabling the hospital to provide emergency services.
On Saturday the Emergency Department opened to ambulance admissions from Letterkenny, Fanad and Inishowen areas only
However on Sunday the number of ambulance admissions increased and NoWDOC referrals from Letterkenny and Carndonagh were also accepted.
it is anticipated the ED will be open to self–presenting patients as well as ambulance and GP referrals from North West Donegal. The decision to bring all patients back to Letterkenny will then be reviewed in light of how the interim services are functioning.