Causeway Hospital ED consultant Dr Fergal Dunn.
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*