Causeway Coast is worst for waiting times

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Coronation Street - Ep 9199

Monday 3rd July 2017 - 2nd Ep

Having found out from Robert about Chesney Brown�"s [SAM ASTON] injuries, Sinead Tinker [KATIE McGLYNN] rushes to the bistro. When she sees blood soaked Daniel cradling Chesney, Sinead assumes Daniel must have attacked him. Daniel�"s hurt that she could think such a thing. The paramedics arrive and Chesney is loaded into an ambulance. 

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FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO Print media - No Use Before Tuesday 27th June 2017 Online Media - No Use Before 0700hrs Tuesday 27th June 2017 Coronation Street - Ep 9199 Monday 3rd July 2017 - 2nd Ep Having found out from Robert about Chesney Brown�"s [SAM ASTON] injuries, Sinead Tinker [KATIE McGLYNN] rushes to the bistro. When she sees blood soaked Daniel cradling Chesney, Sinead assumes Daniel must have attacked him. Daniel�"s hurt that she could think such a thing. The paramedics arrive and Chesney is loaded into an ambulance. Picture contact - david.crook@itv.com Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding b

The Causeway Coast Hospital in Coleraine has reported the worst performance against the government’s key A&E waiting time target in Northern Ireland.

During June of this year just two thirds of patients waited less than four hours before they were treated and discharged or admitted to a hospital ward.

None of Northern Ireland’s emergency departments managed to achieve the target of 95 percent.

However the Causeway Coast was lowest ranked on the table with 66 percent of patients seen within the four hour target.

It was followed by Antrim Area Hospital (75.2 per cent), Altnagelvin in Londonderry (77.8 per cent) and the Royal Victoria (83.2 per cent).

The Causeway did however manage to improve on last year’s June figure of 59.6 per cent.

Just over 3,800 patients were admitted to Causeway Accident and Emergency during the month.

Those later admitted to hospital spent on average five hours 40 minutes in the emergency department.

There is concern that the £70million worth of cuts announced by the local health and social care trusts two weeks ago will see waiting times at A&E departments getting longer at hospitals across Northern Ireland.

Waiting times to see a hospital consultant have also more than doubled from 30,000 to 64,000 over the last 12 months