Altnagelvin has 4.37% capacity left in system - 15 times the total COVID-19 occupancy at Derry hospital

Altnagelvin now has 4.37 per cent capacity left in the hospital system - 15 times the total COVID-19 occupancy at the Derry hospital.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 4:13 pm

At midnight on Sunday just seven people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

No ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat a COVID-19 patient; five of nine ICU beds (55.56%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and four (44.44%) were free.

Three ICU patients in total were being ventilated - all were non-COVID-19 patients.

Altnagelvin Hospital
Altnagelvin Hospital

In terms of general occupancy just 0.29% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 91.55% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 4.37% capacity left in the hospital system; 3.79% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane. The last death here occurred on April 21. The Department of Health figures show 136 people have died with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane since the pandemic began.