Almost 900 Patients Wait Over 12 Hours At Emergency Department's

Almost 900 patients waited more than 12 hours at hospital emergency departments in Northern Ireland in December, according to figures from the Department of Health.

The patients were either waiting to be treated, discharged or admitted.
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A total of 62,094 people attended emergency departments, a rise of 3,360 from the previous year.

Over one in six attendees had been referred by a GP, slightly higher than December 2015.


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