Actue & Elective Care Strategy - Developing Better Services - Bairbie De Brun - The Reason For Todays Problems
Developing Better Services, the Health Care Strategy from 2001, brought forward by former Health Minister Bairbie De Brun.
Twice Mary Hinds was appointed by Health Minister Edwin Poots to the Northern Trust to and stabilize services. When Mary leaves in April 2014 has her tenure been a sucess
A&E System Failure In Northern Health & Social Care Trust as 4,749 Patients Return To Antrim & Causeway Hospital’s 30 days after discharge as emergencies, ref FOI SAVE THE MID
Royal Victoria Hospital Showed Warning Signs That It's A&E Was Failing in Nov 2013, A Full 2 Months Before A Crisis Was announced
January 2014 was a highly critical month for acute care in Northern Ireland, with the Royal Victoria Hospital In Belfast being highly criticized.
Northern Ireland A&E's have been failing since 2010. This failure has led to compromises in patients safety and ultimately this has led to the death of some patients who otherwise might have been saved had our politicians and health managers actually acted in the name of patient safety.
Downe & Lagan Valley A&E's have had their opening hours cut, a move that will lead to the eventual closure by default due to lack of patients being able to be treated at the units.
The South Eastern Trust confirmed on Monday that A&E hours at the Downe Hospital in Downpatrick and Lagan Valley Hospital in Lisburn will be cut from 4 January.
A statement said: "Both emergency departments will be closed on Saturday and Sunday until further notice and will operate from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.
Source UTV: http://www.u.tv/News/AE-hours-cut-at-Co-Down-hospitals/88ef01f9-f318-47fa-a54c-13e35cea5f4f
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