Published on Thursday 28 June 2012 11:08 Mid Ulster Mail
A RECORD number of people are attending the Mid-Ulster Hospital’s Minor Injury Unit as Antrim Area Hospital’s waiting times continue to suffer, according to a local health group.
Last month the Minor Injury Unit (MUI) at the Mid-Ulster Hospital recorded its highest number of attendants to date.
Over 730 people passed through the doors of the 9am to 5pm unit, which replaced the Magherafelt hospital’s emergency department in May 2010.
Pressure group ‘Save the Mid’, who recently submitted details of a patient survey of Mid-Ulster residents to the Health Committee, said it is now time for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) to begin utilising more acute services back into the Hospital Road site.
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