Hospital braced!

Hospital braced!

Causeway Hospital ED consultant Dr Fergal Dunn.

Peter Winter


Peter Winter


CAUSEWAY Hospital is planning for an admissions surge that could see Covid inpatient numbers treble in a matter of days.

The likely pressure facing staff in the third week of January is a result of record high infection rates over Christmas.

Emergency Department consultant Dr Fergal Dunn told the Chronicle younger patients are falling victim to the latest wave - patients who were until days earlier perfectly fit and healthy.

He described how many face “a terrifying ordeal” struggling for breath with no family standing next to them in support.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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