2022-11-24 16:30:06

'The situation is worse than during Covid'

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Emergency department situation 'worse than during Covid'

Emergency department situation 'worse than during Covid'Close

A senior doctor has warned that patients waiting long periods in emergency departments to be admitted to hospital are going to come to harm.

Dr Andrew Dobbin, a consultant at the Ulster Hospital, said there was almost a one-in, one out-policy at the hospital because of delays discharging medically fit patients.

He said it has become quite normal for staff to be under significant pressure.

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