My name is Sharon Loughran and I am honoured to introduce myself as your Aontú candidate for the upcoming council election in Newry. I am a dedicated A&E Nurse in Daisy Hill Hospital and am a native of Newry. I have spent decades working as a nurse here in Ireland, the Middle East and Britain.
As an experienced nurse, I am passionate about the provision of healthcare and protecting the most vulnerable people in our society. I am standing in this election because the future of key ‘life and death services’ in our hospital is in danger. Emergency surgery has been removed. This will have serious ramifications for sick and ill patients from Newry and further afield. It may also lead to further downgrades in the near future, putting our A&E services in danger. I am standing to fight for the future of Daisy Hill Hospital and I urge you to prioritise Daisy Hill Hospital when you vote on Election Day.