Altnagelvin 6.07% over capacity yet COVID-19 occupancy still low

Altnagelvin Hospital is operating at a substantial 6.07% over capacity although coronavirus occupancy remains very low, according to the latest Department of Health data.

By Kevin Mullan
Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 3:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 3:08 pm

At midnight on Tuesday eight 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; eight of nine ICU beds (88.89%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and one (11.11%) was free.

A chart showing COVID-19 occupancy at hospitals across the north.

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

In terms of general occupancy 0.87% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 90.46% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was a substantial 6.07% over capacity; 8.67% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane: 136 people have died with COVID-19 in Derry/Strabane since the pandemic began.