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.