Edwin Poots
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Antrim A&E: Hospital 'regret' over care of child

The medical director at Antrim Area Hospital has said it is regrettable that a child - who later died - did not receive the appropriate care in its emergency department last month.

An investigation is under way into the circumstances of the death.

Mounting pressures on staff prompted A&E consultants to describe the system in Antrim as "unsafe".

Health Minister Edwin Poots has given an assurance that safety would "always over-ride" financial issues