No 12 hour waits in A&E in past 2 years

Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council Borough Council, Sister Patricia McKeever, Fergal Dunn, Consultant and Linda Linford, Assistant Director Medical.
Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council Borough Council, Sister Patricia McKeever, Fergal Dunn, Consultant and Linda Linford, Assistant Director Medical.

There have been no 12-hour waiting time breaches in the Emergency Department at Causeway Hospital over the past two years.

Around 40,000 patients attended the hospital’s emmergency department every year.

Commenting on the waiting time target achievement, Mr Fred Mullan, Divisional Medical Director and Consultant Surgeon at Causeway Hospital praised the entire hospital team for the success:

“We have a wonderful team here at Causeway and it is entirely thanks to the dedication and commitment of every person in that team that we have seen continuing improvement year on year in waiting times.

“To be able to report that over the past two years we have assessed, treated and either discharged or admitted all patients from the Emergency Department in less than 12 hours reflects truly integrated, multi-disciplinary working in practice and my thanks go to everyone involved.”

As one of two acute hospitals in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Causeway Hospital was opened in 2001.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Council Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan was invited to meet staff and tour the Emergency Department.

Speaking after the tour the Mayor said: “I’d like to congratulate the team at Causeway Hospital on their hard work and dedication to providing timely and professional care to the Borough’s residents.

“The a team’s chievement of no 12-hour waiting time breaches in the Emergency Department for a second year running is to be commended.

“On behalf of the residents and visitors to Causeway Coast and Glens, I thank you.”