Human Rights Inquiry: Emergency Healthcare

Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

This is the first national human right inquiry into health care in emergency departments undertaken anywhere in the world. The Inquiry builds on an international model of human rights inquiries to ensure the process was rigorous. The choice of an Inquiry into health care in emergency departments reflected the focus on the issue both politically and publicly. With around 700,000 visits to emergency departments in hospitals in Northern Ireland it is an issue which touches almost everyone’s life here.

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