Lagan Valley Hospital waiting times released

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The Department of Health has released the latest statistics on waiting times at Accident and Emergency in Northern Ireland, including figures for the Lagan Valley Hospital.

In January 2015 there were 1,632 patients seen at the Lisburn hospital.

A total of 1,386 patients were treated within four hours and 246 patients were dealt with in less than twelve hours. No patients had to wait more than twelve hours and 84.9% of patients were treated within four hours.

This is a drop since December when 91.4% of patients were treated within four hours.

Commenting on the statistics, Councillor Alexander Redpath said: “Our health service is under profound pressure with waiting times of all types deteriorating. I commend all our health service workers for their tireless efforts to deliver the highest possible level of care. I call upon the South Eastern Trust to step up to the mark and properly resource services at the Lagan Valley.”