More than 200 people and 60 ambulances arrive at Craigavon hospital in one day

CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL
CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL

More than 200 people and 60 ambulances arrived in one day at Craigavon Hospital recently.

However, a Southern Trust Spokesman said Wednesday, August 26 had not been “exceptionally busy”.

“Patients arriving via ambulance were brought immediately into the Emergency department and triaged by nursing staff. 83% of all new patients were triaged within 15 minutes.

“Almost 70% of these patients were triaged, assessed and either discharged or admitted within four hours.

“No patients waited longer than the 12 hour target.”