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COVID-19: Family of patient who left Donegal hospital apologises to staff and criticises group involved

The family of a man who left a hospital in Co. Donegal against medical advice has issued an apology to the hospital staff and have criticised the group who encouraged the man to leave the hospital.

The man, understood to have been a Covid patient, discharged himself from Letterkenny University Hospital under the influence of encouragement from a group of anti-Covid campaigners.


During his unauthorised actions, the man began filming himself leaving the building and shared the video on social media.

The man was taken back to the hospital by ambulance and is currently receiving ICU treatment.

The man, who is in a critical but stable condition, remains in ICU where he is currently receiving medical treatment.


The family described the man’s friends as “reckless” while adding, “They did not help the patient’s recovery in any way. We would encourage everyone to follow proper medical advice,”.

IMAGE – “Two nurses transporting a bed down a hospital corridor” is licensed under CC BY 4.0


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