The ever present problems at Antrim A&E since 2010 see no sign of letting up despite the building and opening of a new A&E at Antrim Area Hospital that according to the Northern Health Trust and Health Minister Edwin Poot's could treat 90,000 patients a year.
Northern Health & Social Care Trust Executive Board Member Raveled at the Trust Board meeting that the final report on Infection was minus 5 wards.
In the latest of several revelations on the state of acute care in Northern Ireland questions asked by Save The Mid have revealed that during December 2013 4 patients spent over 24 hours in A&E in Antrim Area Hospital
January 2014 was a highly critical month for acute care in Northern Ireland, with the Royal Victoria Hospital In Belfast being highly criticized.
A new 24 bedded ward opened in July 2013
A&E performance drops in Antrim Hospital during July, this was the first test of new A&E and of Northern Health & Social Care Trust bosses Mary Hinds & Paul Cummings and they both have fell at the first hurdle.
"The Mid Ulster Minor Injury Unit is still the only emergency unit within the Northern Health Trust to see an increased demand, yet was not featured by the Turnaround team appointed by Edwin Poots to resolve the emergency care crisis within the Trust." Save The Mid
The Northern Health & Social Care Trust which includes Antrim & Causeway Hospitals have been recommended by a recent review to investigate its mortality rates.
Statement to the Assembly on the report of the Turnaround and Support Team into performance at the Northern Trust
11 June 3013
With permission Mr Speaker, I wish to make a Statement to the Assembly on the report of the Turnaround and Support Team on the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
As Members will recall I made a Written Statement to this House on 10 December 2012 on the appointment of a small Turnaround and Support Team to the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to complete a strategic overview to establish what changes and support might be required to accelerate progress at the Trust. The Team was asked to provide an assessment of the changes required to improve performance, and to support the management of the Trust in the delivery of services.
"Antrim Hospital is still in a state of escalation, this has been since December 2012, Mary Hinds stated at Trust Board meeting that new A&E will not slove the current A&E crisis in Antrim" Save The Mid
Antrim A&E still failing to see 95% of patients in under 8 hours in A&E, DHSSPS target is 95% of patinets should be admeitted or discharged in under 4 hours
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