Urgent call for staff across Western Health Trust

The Western Health and Social Care Trust has issued an urgent appeal for the second day in a row for any staff to come forward to help out during the present period of “extreme challenge” at Altnagelvin and South West Acute Hospitals.

Any staff member - registered or unregistered - who is based anywhere across the Trust area, is urged to get in touch.

“If you are free and are able to offer your support please contact the South West Acute Hospital on (028) 6638 2000 and ask to speak to the senior on call manager,” said the Trust.

“We are extremely busy across our Emergency Departments and throughout our hospitals. Maintaining our bed capacity across all our hospital settings in Altnagelvin and South West Acute Hospital is crucial.

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“We are looking in particular for staff nurses (all bands) and nursing and care assistants, support services staff and housekeepers.”