Doctor welcomes assurances over hospital ICU amid patient transfers

Doctor welcomes assurances over hospital ICU  amid patient transfers

Causeway Hospital’s ICU is operating but Covid-19 critical care patients are being transferred.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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A RETIRED Causeway Hospital consultant has welcomed assurances that the transfer of intensive care services  to Antrim is  only a temporary measure to address the Covid-19 crisis.

As part of its crisis management plan, Northern Health Trust chiefs have decided that infected patients requiring ventilation will be moved to other hospitals.

But the move prompted a flurry of rumours over the future of Causeway's intensive care unit.

The Northern Health Trust was later forced to post a clarification on Facebook assuring staff and patients Causeway's ICU was still operating and will continue to provide a service to the Causeway area.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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