A&E concerns: Edwin Poots hears from staff at emergency care summit
19 February 2014 Last updated at 18:32 GMT
Problems in Northern Ireland's A&E units have left staff feeling "kicked, bruised and totally deflated" the NI health minister has been told.
The comments were made by Roisin Devlin, a nurse who addressed an emergency care summit in Belfast
She was among frontline A&E staff who were given the chance to outline their concerns to the minister, Edwin Poots.
BBC News NI's Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.