Hospital's Emergency Department continues to struggle despite slight improvement in its waiting times

ALMOST 1,100 people were forced to suffer 12-hour waits in Antrim Area Hospital’s Emergency Department in just three months, the latest figures have revealed.

The Department of Health statistics show that in October, November and December alone, there were 1,086 12-hour breaches - equating to almost 12 people every single day.

This is in stark contrast to the ministerial target that no patient should wait longer than 12 hours to be treated and discharged or admitted.

On top of this, Antrim Area has failed yet again to make it anywhere near the target of 95 per cent of patients being treated and discharged or admitted within four hours.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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