Altnagelvin Hospital A&E 'extremely' busy'

75 people in attendance and 24 waiting on beds.

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A&E Department at Altnagelvin Hospital 'extremely busy'

The Emergency Department at Altnagelvin Hospital is 'extremely busy' today, the Western Health and Social Care Trust has said.

A short time ago, there were 75 people in hospital's emergency department and 24 waiting on beds.

As a result the Trust is appealing to people to only attend if they have a medical or mental health emergency.

Anyone considering attending is urged to use the Phone First initiative telephone 03000206000 or text 0870 240 5152.

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