Causeway Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is extremely busy this evening.
Currently, 13 very ill patients are being cared for in the Department while they wait for a bed to become available in a ward. Please only come to the ED if your condition is urgent or life threatening and needs to be treated immediately.
We do not wish to put people off coming that need URGENT care, but we do want everyone to think carefully and choose the appropriate health service for their condition, so that they get the treatment needed as soon as possible and that ED staff time and space is used by those who really need it.
If you are unsure, your GP or the GP out-of-hours service is available for advice and you could also use the NI Direct Symptom Checker www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/health-conditions-a-z. E
D IS NOT a walk-in alternative to a GP surgery.A big thank you to our staff in the ED and across the hospital that continue to provide excellent care to all those that need it.