Long waits in A and E aren’t something any of us want to experience, but unfortunately we know many people do.
We are working with the Health and Social Care system to make sure patients’ voices are acted on, to improve experiences for everyone who attends A and E. One of the discussions we are having is about information for people to help them make decisions about care when they need it.
Hospitals in England publish information on waiting times in Emergency Departments on their websites, so its available to everyone and people can know wait times before they go.
This type of information is not currently available in Northern Ireland.
Do you think it would be useful?
What other information about Emergency Departments would be helpful?
Maybe how long you might have to wait for an ambulance?
Please let me know what you think so we can include your ideas in this work - You can view comments or add yours here
Courtesy of Client & Patient Council