14.97% Altnagelvin beds COVID-19 occupied with Derry hospital 12.43% over capacity

One person - a woman aged 20 to 39 - was admitted to Altnagelvin with COVID-19 on Tuesday while there has been a uptick in the midnight occupancy level across the Western Trust over the holiday period, according to figures released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 3:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 3:32 pm

Figures show 76 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals at midnight on Tuesday.

This day two weeks ago - immediately before Christmas - the figure was 45.

Five (55.56%) out of nine ICU beds at Altnagelvin were occupied by patients with COVID-19; four (44.44%) were occupied by non-COVID-19 patients; and no beds were free.

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Derry hospital 12.43% over capacity

Six patients were being ventilated - four were COVID-19 patients.

In terms of general occupancy 14.97% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 71.75% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 12.43% over capacity; 13.28% were ‘awaiting admission.’

A chart showing a rise in midnight COVID-19 patients in the Western Trust.