Sick of waiting!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

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COLERAINE'S Causeway Hospital has reported Northern Ireland's worst performance against the government's key A&E waiting time target, according to the latest statistics.
In June 2017, just two thirds of patients (66.6 per cent) waited less than four hours before being treated and discharged or admitted to a hospital ward.
While none of the Province's Emergency Departments achieved the target of 95 per cent, Causeway ranked last on the table behind Antrim Area Hospital (75.2 per cent), Altnagelvin (77.8 per cent) and the Royal Victoria (83.2 per cent).
The Causeway did however manage to improve on last year's June figure of 59.6 per cent.
Just over 3,800 patients were admitted to Causeway A&E during the month.
Those later admitted to hospital spent on average five hours 40 minutes in the Emergency Department - almost an hour-and-a-half longer than the Northern Ireland average.
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