If we have our LOCAL politicians in charge of things, then it means things will be done better. Such is the perverse logic of the half witted devolutionist. Let’s see how the local Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is shaping up then, shall we?
The BBC has learned that all five Northern Ireland health trusts have breached A&E waiting time targets. Performances were found to be particularly poor in the Northern and Belfast trusts. End of year performance figures, seen by the BBC, highlight the continued pressure facing emergency departments. There was a total of 10,213 breaches of the 12-hour target which states patients must be seen within that period, compared to 7,386 in 2010/11
That’s around a 40% INCREASE in those poor souls waiting 12 hours or more to be seen by a doctor in an A&E department! Hurrah for Mr Poots, he has shown beyond doubt what local politicians can do when they are handed….control. Oh, and naturally there is no chance of him being sacked for this gross incompetency. Still, let’s keep moving forward, right?