Casualty department at Antrim Hospital ‘under pressure’

Antrim Area Hospital is “under pressure” today with high attendances in the emergency department, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust has stated.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 4:33 pm

A spokesperson for the Trust said: “Please only come to an ED if your condition is urgent or life-threatening and needs to be treated immediately.

“You can support us by always choosing the appropriate health service for your condition.

“Those presenting at Antrim ED reception can self-select to be seen by minor injuries services between 9am and 9pm. They can assess, diagnose, treat and discharge those with suitable conditions.

“There is also a dedicated Minor Injuries Unit at Mid-Ulster Hospital that is open weekdays from 9am-5pm.

“Your GP surgery or the GP out of hours service is always available. A pharmacist can also advise and treat minor ailments. You could also use the NI Direct Symptom Checker

“Staff across the hospitals are committed to delivering the best possible care to all those that need it and we thank them for all their hard work for patients.”