The emergency department at Causeway Hospital is currently “extremely busy”, according to the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
A spokesperson said ‘Causeway Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is extremely busy today. Please do NOT attend the ED unless it is an emergency, where you need help straight away due to being seriously ill or injured. The ED is not a walk-in alternative to a GP service, it is only for the most serious cases.
People will always be seen in order of clinical priority. If your complaint isn’t urgent or life-threatening, please consider using other health services such as your GP or pharmacy.
Anyone coming to the ED with conditions that are not serious will have a very long wait. Thank you, we sincerely appreciate your cooperation and support.’