FLOOD-HIT HOSPITAL NURSES MOVE TO ALTNAGELVIN

Nurses from Donegal move to Altnagelvin hospital to help out with emergencies

Nurses from Donegal move to Altnagelvin hospital to help out with emergencies

NURSES at a flood-hit hospital are crossing the border to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry to deal with emergencies.

It applies to nurses working out of Letterkenny General Hospital who have dual registration which covers Northern Ireland.

Other hospital staff are going to work alongside GPs and NowDoc services in Donegal county to help deal with minor ailments normally treated at the Emergency Department.

Sean Murphy, hospital manager at Letterkenny, also that new equipment arrived last night and that he is hoping to have a standby emergency department ready within the next two weeks.

He thanked colleagues in Derry, Sligo and Enniskillen for helping out.

“We are going to provide staff to NowDoc from Saturday to deal with minor injuries to help relieve pressure on the other hospitals,” said Mr Murphy.

 

 

 

 

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