Altnagelvin operating at 0.31 per cent over capacity with two new admissions yesterday

Altnagelvin is operating at 0.31 per cent over capacity and there were two new admissions to the Derry hospital yesterday.

By Kevin Mullan
Friday, 9th April 2021, 2:28 pm

A man in his 60s and a woman aged over 80 were admitted with SARS-CoV-2 on Thursday. they were the first admissions since Monday.

At midnight on Thursday 24 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals.

Five of 10 (50%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; two (20%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and three (30%) were free.

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Six ICU patients in total were being ventilated - four were COVID-19 patients and two were non-COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 3.36% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 88.38% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was operating at 0.31 over capacity; 8.26% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.