In June 2011 Edwin Poots announced Transforming Your Care, TYC, the definitive health review for Northern Ireland, for 2 years the review team would engage with the public, Magherafelt Council did not respond to Transforming Your Care, they were the only Council in Northern Ireland not to respond on behalf of their residents. However In Nov 2011 Magherafelt Council agreed to turn Mid Ulster Hospital into a Health Center outside of the consultation process.
When this letter was published in the Derry Post Magherafelt Council despite being asked could not think of a respone
On average 3 patients per opening day have been referred from Mid Ulster Minor Injury Unit as their treatment could not be carried out there.
In figures released by the Health & Social Care Board it shows that not once during the last year, April 2012/13, did the ambulance service meet the Ministerial target of regionally arriving at 72.5% of all life threatening calls in under 8 minutes.
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