A YOUNG local mother has hit out after her sick baby was sent to Craigavon for urgent treatment after a seven-hour wait in the RVH’s A&E department.And Mary McNulty says staff at the A&E department of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children urged her to make an official complaint about a lack of beds at the facility as it was the “only way” that hospital bosses would sit up and take notice of the problem.
NOT knowing whether to laugh or cry was the general response from the public as news emerged that an independent panel has recommended that our MLAs’ salaries should rise by almost £5,000 from April 2013. Currently, an MLA’s basic pay, before claims and expenses, stands at £43,101 – an 11 per cent increase would see it rise to £48,000.
A BODY concerned with the welfare of health service users is seeking feedback on Accident and Emergency Department experiences, following the closure of South Belfast’s only unit.
THE closure of the accident and emergency unit at Belfast City Hospital could see stress mount on staff in other hospitals as the winter flu bug takes hold, a local MLA has warned.
A BELFAST TRUST spokesman has said that the closure of Belfast City Hospital’s Accident and Emergency ward may actually be of benefit to the very ill.