Fears oxygen at Altnagelvin may have to be rationed

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Fears oxygen at Altnagelvin may have to be rationed Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 29, 2020 Facebook There are fears oxygen at Altnagelvin hospital may have to be rationed.It comes as hospitals in Northern Ireland were operating at above-capacity due to the number of patients with Covid-19.Altnagelvin is using between 800 and 900 litres of oxygen every minute, which is three times higher than the normal level.A member of the board which manages the hospital has told the BBC that there is not enough oxygen to treat patients.A green, amber and red alert system is in place to monitor oxygen levels – and the past week it has been moving towards red.The North’s Chief Nursing Officer says the supply of oxygen to hospitals in Northern Ireland is monitored daily, and mitigation measures are in place if the high level of demand continues. Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Previous articleMajor new survey reveals challenges facing local businessesNext articleAround 20% of LUH stroke patients under 65 News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitterlast_img