Situation eases but you’re still asked to avoid St Lukes Emergency Department

The situation in the Emergency department at St Lukes hospital has eased slightly today.

However you’re still being asked not to present there unless absolutely necessary.

It came under severe pressure yesterday with up to 36 people on trolleys at one point.

Meanwhile a new report from the Irish Nurses & midwives organisation shows the past year has been a busy one at the local hospital.

Figures for St Lukes show 331 people were recorded on Trolleys in the month of February this year – compared to 269 for the same month last year.