18 delayed discharges at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNew armed Garda unit stationed in Cavan/MonaghanNext articleCurragh win for Oisin Orr News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest 724 medically fit patients are stuck in hospital beds across the country because they can’t be safely discharged.They’re waiting for proper step-down supports.Overcrowding in hospitals across the country hit an all time high in recent months with 746 delayed discharges at one point waiting for the appropriate support to be in place before they left hospital.According to today’s Herald, the problem has eased slightly with the release of more nursing-home places in the last fortnight.724 delayed discharges are in hospitals around the country.Included in that list are 76 patients at Beaumont Hospital, 64 in St James’s Hospital and 41 in the Mater Hospital.It is also an issue outside Dublin, with another 29 patients occupying beds in Cork University Hospital, 22 in Limerick and 21 in Waterford.Meanwhile, there are 18 delayed discharges in Letterkenny and 17 in Cavan.Authorities say that the pressures of the A&E trolley crisis will escalate over winter, hospitals will be in dire need of extra beds. Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – September 30, 2019 18 delayed discharges at Letterkenny University Hospital DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more