Drogheda hospital managers to review A&E overcrowding

Drogheda hospital managers to review A&E overcrowding

Managers at the largest hospital in the north-east of the country are meeting today to review a decision to divert A&E patients to other hospitals in the region.

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda has been referring patients with medical or surgical complaints to the Louth County Hospital in Dundalk, Our Lady's in Navan and Cavan General Hospital due to overcrowding.

The HSE says the decision has been made in order to relieve pressure at the unit and in the interests of patient safety.


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