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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

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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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