Altnagelvin’s Emergency Department ‘very busy’

Altnagelvin Hospital
Altnagelvin Hospital

The Western Trust has asked people not to attend Altnagelvin Hospital’s Emergency Department ‘unless necessary’ as it is very busy.

The Emergency Department at the hospital had been awaiting admissions from a road traffic collision which occurred close to the Ponderosa on the Glenshane road in Dungiven this morning, Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the Trust said a major incident had not been declared but added that the hospital’s Emergency Department is expected to be very busy for a period of time. Therefore, people are asked not to attend unless necessary.

The Glenshane Road has been closed following the collision and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and seek alternative routes.