Dickson concerned by temporary measures at Antrim Hospital

Alliance East Antrim MLA, Stewart Dickson, has expressed his concern after the Northern Trust put temporary measures in place at Antrim Area Hospital on Sunday. Patients requiring non-emergency treatment were diverted to the Causeway Hospital for a period between 10am and 2pm, which was later extended to 6pm.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “While I understand that there was only minimal disruption, I am concerned that this is the latest in a series of measures that have been put in place at different hospitals as a result of resource issues.

“The Health Minister must take urgent action to prevent any such measure being put in place again.

“While there are questions over the Health Minister’s performance, I have to pay tribute to the hard working and dedicated staff in our hospitals. They are doing a magnificent job and I cannot thank them enough for their work.”


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