Altnagelvin at full capacity but COVID-19 occupancy at Derry hospital is low

Altnagelvin hospital is operating at full capacity but the level of COVID-19 occupancy remains low.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 3:07 pm
Updated Monday, 5th July 2021, 3:08 pm

At midnight on Sunday 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 bed (11.11%) was free.

Two ICU patients in total were being ventilated - both were non-COVID-19 patients.

Altnagelvin Hospital

In terms of general occupancy 1.16% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 91.01% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was zero per cent over capacity; 7.83% 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.