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A&E Waiting Times Not Acceptable: Beggs

Ulster Unionist Health spokesperson, Roy Beggs MLA has slammed the Health Minister Edwin Poots after it emerged that in the last three months the proportion of people being treated in A&E within the four hour target has fallen by a further 5%, from an already low base. Roy said: “It is damning that the proportion of people being treated, discharged or admitted in Northern Ireland’s A&E units within four hours of their arrival has dropped by 5% from 76.8% to 71.7 between October and December 2012.  When you compare this to NHS hospitals in Scotland, where the figures for September 2012 show that 95% of patients in A&E were seen within 4 hours, it is even more staggering.  Given that ensuring treatment times are within four hours is a priority for our health service, the Minister must answer as to why this has taken a further dip from levels that … Continue reading

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