Northern Ireland

Royal Victoria Hospital: Ambulances diverted from emergency department

Royal Victoria Hospital emergency department
Image caption The Belfast Trust said the divert was caused by a large number of patients waiting

Ambulances were diverted from the new emergency department at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for a number of hours on Sunday night.

The ambulances were diverted to the Mater Hospital from the early hours of Monday morning.

The Belfast Trust said that the new £150m department that opened last August was under pressure with a large number of patients waiting.

The divert ended at 06:00 GMT.

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