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Many diagnoses delayed due to Covid-19 says local consultant

Nov 25, 2021 13:11 By Shannonside News
Many diagnoses delayed due to Covid-19 says local consultant Many diagnoses delayed due to Covid-19 says local consultant
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Some people delayed seeking treatment.

A consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sligo hospital says people who've had a fear of contracting Covid are now turning up too late for treatment.

Fergal Hickey says there was already a spike in Emergency Department attendances this year when older people were presenting with serious conditions which had worsened because of a delay in seeking treatment.

Dr Hickey says while Sligo hospital isn't overrun with Covid cases they've continued to see record overcrowding in the emergency department over several months.

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He says it's tragic to see a number of people presenting with very serious conditions which have now progressed beyond help.

 

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You can hear the full interview with Dr Hickey here.

 

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