Altnagelvin 3.76% over capacity but number of COVID-19 patients remains low

Altnagelvin is operating at 3.76% over capacity, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health, but the number of COVID-19 patients remains very low.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 3:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 3:10 pm

At midnight on Monday six 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; six of nine ICU beds (66.67%) were occupied by patients with other conditions and three (33.33%) were free.

Altnagelvin Hospital
Altnagelvin Hospital

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

In terms of general occupancy 0.29% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 93.93% were ‘other occupied’ and the hospital was 3.76% over capacity; 5.78% were ‘awaiting admission.’

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