Northern Trust emergency services ‘under extreme pressure’

Emergency departments at Antrim and Causeway hospitals are ‘under extreme pressure’ on Tuesday morning, the Northern Trust has warned.

The public has been advised not to attend unless a condition is life-threatening or life-threatening.

In a statement on social media, a spokesperson said: “Patients will be seen in order of clinical priority and non-emergency cases will experience longer waits.”

Earlier this month, the Northern Trust issued another warning about the emergency services at both hospitals.

In a social media post, they asked the public not to attend.

They added: “Unfortunately, this kind of situation is now common and we sincerely apologize for it. As always, the staff are working very hard to care for and care for those who are particularly ill.

“To help us free up beds, we need patients and families to work with us at the point of exit and accept placements that may be immediately available.”