Letterkenny University Hospital is the most overcrowded in Ireland today with 38 patients awaiting admission.According to the INMO, 25 people are on trolleys, and 13 are waiting on the wards.Today marks the busiest day in an already strenuous week at LUH’s Emergency Department. On Monday, LUH cancelled all outpatient appointments and advised patients to only attend the hospital in the case of an emergency. On Monday 31 patients were left waiting, 12 of whom were on trolleys, whilst yesterday the figure lowered to 27. It has now raised again to almost 40.Across Ireland today, 377 patients are awaiting admission, 252 of whom are waiting on trolleys.Other overcrowded hospitals today include Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan and Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore. In both hospitals, 34 patients are waiting for a bed. LUH is Ireland’s most overcrowded hospital today was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Letterkenny University Hospitalluh
As the month comes to an end, we begin the winter season Thursday with the arrival of December. November will go into the record books as a warm, wet month. As of Monday the average mean temperature was 52.4 degrees, 5.5 degrees above average. That is enough to probably make it the warmest November on record.Rainfall in Vancouver didn’t let us down either with 6.65 inches in the bucket as of 4 p.m. Monday — 1.30 inches above average. One more low-pressure system will arrive later tonight into Wednesday and drops only a modest amount to the total. However, it will be enough to seal the wet stamp of approval for November.The next batch of significant rain slides in by the weekend with valley rain and mountain snows. Speaking of snow, the Cascade passes finally received a dump of snow. The expectation last week was for maybe a couple of feet, but the weather gods had other ideas. With our flow of air from the northwest, any moisture for a while will be white in the passes.I went for my annual jaunt to Sunriver for Thanksgiving, and driving was a breeze Wednesday and Sunday — only a few flurries with a dusting of white and bare pavement. That was good for holiday travelers.Looking ahead into the first full week of December, it appears we’ll have a major pattern change with a much cooler air mass and maybe not so wet. There is talk of snow in the lowlands next week thanks to many weather smartphone apps. It is still way too early to speculate on that. Our snowfall here near sea level is usually a late-night call. So stay tuned for that winter scenario.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.