A&E Human Rights inquiry date

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As part of its inquiry into emergency healthcare, the NI Human Rights Commission will be holding a public hearing in Coleraine.

The hearing, which will take place in September 2014, will give members of the public, healthcare staff and other interested parties the opportunity to share their experiences of the Causeway Hospital and other emergency departments across Northern Ireland.

The Commission will be inviting people to give evidence at the hearing.

A spokesman said: “We encourage patients, family members, health care staff and representatives in the sector to share their experiences with us by calling our Freephone line (0800 028 6066) or via the NIHRC website (nihrc.org/inquiry).

“Phonelines are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm until 20th June.

“Evidence can also be submitted on our website until 30th June.

“Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearing to observe. The venue and date will be published on the NIHRC website in the coming weeks.

“The Commission will publish its final report and recommendations to the Northern Ireland Executive in April 2015.”