Over 400 people left Derry A&E without waiting to be seen by nurse or doctor

More than 400 people left Altnagelvin A&E before being seen by a nurse or doctor in September, it’s been revealed.
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Of 5,586 people who attended the Altnagelvin Emergency Department (ED) in September, 7.6 per cent (424.5) ‘left before treatment’, a Department of Health (DoH) urgent and emergency care waiting time report for the period July to September shows.

The data also show that five per cent of all Altnagelvin A&E attendees throughout the month (279.3) re-attended the casualty department within the space of one week.