Over 100 patients recalled to Royal Victoria Hospital's emergency department

Over 100 patients recalled to Royal Victoria Hospital’s emergency department

HEALTH chiefs have recalled more than 100 emergency patients who visited the Royal Victoria Hospital over fears they were not properly treated.

The call-backs centre on patients treated by a locum doctor between May 6 and June 20 this year.

The doctor no longer works for the Belfast Trust.

The Trust says the review is strictly precautionary.

It added: “Our investigation to-date has not identified any patient that has come to harm”.

Patients have received letters asking them to return to the hospital for a precautionary review and check-up.

Trust Medical Director Dr Tony Stevens said people should not be unduly concerned.

He revealed: “We are reviewing one doctor’s performance and have identified a number of people that we would like to follow-up. Those people have been contacted.

“I must stress that we are following-up with these patients as an additional precaution to make sure they received the best possible quality of care.

“This review affects a very small number of people.

“Over the seven week period under review almost 10,500 people attended ED in the Royal and we are reviewing 105 patient notes,” added Dr Stephens.


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