Improving Unscheduled Care


Health Minister updates Assembly on new measures to improve unscheduled care

Today, the Minister for Health, Edwin Poots, MLA briefed MLAs on the outcome of a review into unscheduled care carried out by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).

Following the declaration of a major incident at the Royal Victoria Hospital in January 2014, the Health Minister requested RQIA to conduct an immediate inspection of the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit, which was published in April. The minister also asked RQIA to conduct a wider review of unscheduled care at the Belfast Trust, and wider regional considerations, which is published today.

To read the report and further information please access the documents below:

The RQIA Report can be found at:

The Minister’s statement in full:

SAI look-back findings and background