Altnagelvin has more capacity left over (7.83%) than COVID-19 patients occupying beds (6.93%)

Altnagelvin in Derry now has more capacity left in the hospital system (7.83%) than COVID-19 patients occupying beds (6.93%).

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 6:02 pm

A woman in her sixties was only new patient admitted to the Derry hospital with COVID-19 on Wednesday.

At midnight on Wednesday 34 people were being treated as coronavirus inpatients across all Western Trust hospitals which is still higher than it was at the start of October.

Five of 10 (50%) ICU beds at Altnagelvin were being used to treat COVID-19 patients; one (10%) was occupied by a patient with another condition and four (40%) were free.


Four ICU patients in total were being ventilated - three were COVID-19 patients and one was a patient with another condition.

In terms of general occupancy 6.93% of beds at Altnagelvin were ‘COVID-19 occupied’, 82.23% were ‘other occupied’ and there was 7.83 capacity left in the hospital system; 3.01% were ‘awaiting admission.’

There have been no further deaths.