The Transforming Your Care review has finished but it seems that plans are going ahead to strip the hospital and other areas in Magherafelt & Cookstown before the consultation results are announced, after assurances were made by the Health Minster that no decisions would be made until the consultation has run its course we will be contacting the minister for clarity on what is happening.
The top news article is beds blocking fire-doors at Antrim Hospital, http://savethemid.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/dangerous-antrim-ae-performance-leads-toescalationbeds-placed-infront-of-fire-exits.html .
If you or you know anyone who has experienced these beds I would like to hear from you as the practice is not legal nor is it clinically safe. We need to put a stop to this practice.
Other news includes:
- CDIFF still a problem within the Trust http://savethemid.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/c-diff-deaths-inside-the-northern-health-trust-apr-dec-2012-14-deaths-to-date.html
- The Trust show signs of committing to Causeway Hospital - http://savethemid.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/are-the-northern-trust-committing-to-causeway-hospital.html
- Northern Trust are only trust facing financial deficits for the year 2012/13, managers asked to make more savings - http://savethemid.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/northern-trust-deficit-could-lead-to-more-services-being-axed.html
- Antrim hospital's short stay ward under the spotlight - http://savethemid.weebly.com/1/post/2013/02/short-stay-ward-used-to-minipualte-ae-waiting-time-figures-antrim-hospital.html