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“South Trust Statement Deeply Alarming for Daisy Hill” – Reichenberg

Speaking today, Mr Reichenberg said “The recent statement by the Southern Trust is deeply alarming for life and death services at Daisy Hill Hospital. The shortage of consultants at Daisy Hill now means that inpatient care in general medicine is no longer sustainable, the hospital’s one remaining specialist is leaving, and wide-ranging services are now at risk.”

“The Stormont parties are failing our community on this life and death issue. Sinn Fein and other parties created the Daisy Hill Futures Group years ago to protect services at the hospital, and have many posters across the district claiming to “protect our services, improve our healthcare.” Yet they have completely failed to do so.”

“It is not good enough to consistently blame Tory cuts when there has been a mismanagement of our health service for years now, including when Michelle O’Neill was Minister for Health. The loss of staff and services at Daisy Hill is a direct result of political and other decisions to centralise services in Craigavon Area Hospital and the lack of proper funding for what should be a 1st class hospital in the City of Newry. These decisions will cost lives”

“Aontú supports the cross community non-party group SOS Daisy Hill Action Group. This group recently held a march through Newry City and public meetings which have been well supported by the people who deserve a better service. People’s lives depend on protecting Daisy Hill, we encourage people to join the campaign before we lose services at our hospital forever” concluded Mr Reichenberg




By Aontú Press | 30 May, 2023

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