An affiliate of the Stormont health committee, has initiated a callous attack on health chiefs, who are responsible to take up the decision in regards to the closure of casualties at two hospitals.
Dr. Kieran Deeny struck with her questions fired at representatives from the Northern Trust at a proof session at Stormont yesterday, so as to argue the closure of the A&E units at Mid Ulster and Whiteabbey hospitals.
The Northern Trust has been walking on thorns, laid for them in the form of questions brought forward relating the closure of the two departments without consulting staff or the public.
Apprehensions have been raised on the subject of the ability of Antrim Area Hospital, to manage the augmenting number of patients, as a result of the closures.
On the other hand, Dr. Olivia Dornan, Clinical Director medicine and emergency medicine at the Northern Trust, informed the committee that ever since the month of June, no patients have has to keep their patience on a trolley in Antrim A&E, longer than the 12-hour Government objective.
Regardless of improvements to the emergency medicine service being offered at Antrim, Dr. Deeny said that people residing in country Mid Ulster were being put at risk.
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