- Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone stating it was two years to late
- Edwin Poots already has fears that it is not big enough if services are withdrawn from Causeway Hospital in a meeting with Save The Mid
- Jim Stewart, Chairman of the Northern Health & Social Care Trust (NHSCT) stating the new facility that will serve 90,000 patients a year is in Mid Ulster residents best interests.
Several questions must be answered before further reconfiguration of services: will the new A&E that is the same operational size as the previous one in Antrim really be able to serve 90,000 patients a year, & will it be able to admit patients any faster than its predecessor.
In May 2012 the performance of Antirm A&E was the third worst in its history, yet there has been silence by the Health Minster and politicians regarding this.
The below graphs show the constant downward spiral of performance at the troubled Antrim Area Hospital.