80 people waiting to be treated at Altnagelvin Hospital's emergency department tonight as management appeal to people to only come to the hospital if they need 'urgent' treatment


The emergency department at Altnagelvin Hospital is 'extremely busy' this evening, health officials have warned.

A spokesperson for the Western Trust said a short time ago that there were 80 people currently waiting in the emergency department and 20 people waiting for a bed.

The spokesperson urged people to only come to the hospital's emergency department if you believe you require 'urgent medical or mental health attention'.

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