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Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital is an acute general and maternity hospital delivering a patient-centred, quality-driven focused service and a wide range of diagnostic and support services. LGH is a teaching hospital with links to the National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Undergraduate Nurse, Midwifery, and AHP training and clinical placements are also provided at the hospital along with post graduate Medical and Nursing education.

Main Phone Number: +353 (0)74 9125888

Maternity Unit

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Significant wait times at the Emergency Department in Letterkenny University Hospital

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy over the past few days with unusually high numbers patients presenting for treatment. Over the weekend 224 people attended the Emergency Department.

Stroke Signs and Symptoms Advice from Letterkenny University Hospital

Staff from the Acute Stroke Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) are urging the people of Donegal to be aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke and to seek immediate medical attention if they, or a family member, develop any of the following:

Update on project to enhance the delivery and governance of services at Letterkenny University Hospital and Saolta University Health Care Group

Following the findings and recommendations from a number of external reviews of hospital services (including the HIQA Targeted Assurance Review), the Saolta University Health Care Group and Letterkenny University Hospital commenced a project to enhance the delivery and governance of services within Letterkenny University Hospital, as part of the Saolta University Health Care Group.

Update on Access for Visitors to Letterkenny University Hospital

Visiting by appointment has been re-introduced at Letterkenny University Hospital, patients may have one visit per day lasting up to 30 minutes.

To make an appointment to visit a patient in a ward area, family members / visitors are asked to contact the ward or unit in advance (before 3pm). Appointments will be staggered across all ward areas each day at 6.30pm, 7.15pm and 8pm.

Visiting restrictions remain in place at Letterkenny University Hospital

Visiting restrictions remain in place at Letterkenny University Hospital as the site continues to be severely impacted by COVID-19.

The hospital is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 positive admissions and attendances, while also dealing with high volumes of non-Covid patients. There are 84 patients with COVID-19 being treated in the hospital today. Currently there are 11 wards affected by COVID-19 outbreaks.


Letterkenny University Hospital Map

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