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Chief Executive: Health system "reacted well" to A&E situation

9 January 2014 Last updated at 18:45 GMT

The chief executive of the Health and Social Care Board has said that the health system "reacted well" to the situation at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday night.

Staff declared a "major incident" at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) on Wednesday, due to a large backlog of patients at the A&E department.

John Compton was speaking to BBC Newsline's Donna Traynor.

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