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
In a recent statement from the Northern Health Trust it was stated that there was improvements in their control of hospital acquired infections, however this could not be further from the Truth.
However when new paper outlets who had ran the Noprthern Trust statment were appraoched on this none of yet are to print the information that shows that the Northern Trust lied to the public in their media statement
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