Demand on A&E up by around 10%

Antrim A&E department. INAT31-400AC

Antrim A&E department. INAT31-400AC

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After Government figures were released which placed the performance of the A&E department at Antrim Area Hospital back into the media spotlight, the Northern Trust has pointed out that the number of patients seeking treatment had risen by 10% in the relevant
period.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Trust said: “During April to June the Antrim Area Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has had 2,089 more attendances than the same period last year, this represents a 10 per cent
increase.

“Antrim Hospital has also seen a significant increase in ambulance attendances over the past two years - there are 300 more ambulance attendances per month which is approximately a 28 per cent increase.

 

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