A&E unit at Antrim Hospital is ‘at breaking point’

In Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph has highlighted how the A&E unit at Antrim Hospital is ‘at breaking point’. The unit has come under strain since the closure of the casualty departments at Mid Ulster and Whiteabbey hospitals just over 12 months ago. A ward at the Mid Ulster Hospital has also now been closed as plans to centralise services at Antrim Area Hospital continue. No additional beds are being implemented at Antrim, with the trust planning for more patients to be treated in the community.

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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