Health officials in Northern Ireland are keen to address long waiting times, as during 2014/15 some 3,000 people spent more than 12 hours waiting in emergency departments. This is down from 10,000 in 2011/12. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A new website will list waiting times for hospital emergency departments in the North in an effort to help ease pressure on the hospital system and re(...)

Edwin Poots, Northern Ireland’s Minister  of Health: told the Northern Assembly  yesterday that  the coroner may need to look into the cases. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Patients have died in Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital while waiting for treatment, it has been claimed, with shortages of do(...)