HSE STATEMENT: EMERGENCIES DIVERTED TO DERRY AND SLIGO – HOSPITAL WAS FLOODED

first_imgThe scene this evening in the car park at the Emergency Department donegaldaily.comLETTERKENNY Hospital was flooded again, the HSE has now said, but it’s not as bad as last year.“After torrential rain in the Letterkenny area earlier this evening, there has been some flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital,” said a sombre Letterkenny Hospital spokesman.“As the car park and roadway are flooded, access to the Emergency Department is very curtailed. There is a low level of flooding due to water leaking into the reception and administrative areas at the Emergency Department but clinical areas have not been affected. “Patients already in the Emergency Department and hospital inpatients have not been affected.“To expedite the clean up, the Emergency Department has gone off call until midnight after which it is expected full services will be restored.“As the Emergency Department is inaccessible due to external flooding, patients are being asked to attend their GP or Nowdoc or to go to Sligo Regional Hospital or Altagelvin.“The emergency services are at the scene,” he added.  HSE STATEMENT: EMERGENCIES DIVERTED TO DERRY AND SLIGO – HOSPITAL WAS FLOODED was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:againfloodedHSE statementletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

Smoking behind 1 in 10 Greek hospital admissions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Smoking is responsible for 8.9 per cent of the ailments leading to all admissions at Greek state hospitals, according to the results of medical research made public on Thursday at the Hypatia Institute in Athens, a nongovernmental organization. According to the findings presented by eminent cardiologists and other health experts, 7.9 per cent of the state’s total health spending goes toward treating these 199,028 admissions. State hospitals spend an estimated 400 million euros on treating patients with ailments linked to smoking. Increasing the price of cigarettes by 2 euros a packet would boost state revenue by 1.2. billion euros, health experts said. Source: Kathimerini.last_img