Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has announced that her party colleague, and the Sinn Féin spokesperson on health, David Cullinane TD, will be visiting Newry next week.
The Liz Kimmins MLA said:
“Sinn Féin have made health a priority in Newry and Armagh, in the north and across Ireland. The pandemic has further exposed the vulnerabilities in our health services, vulnerabilities made worse by partition and decades of austerity, north and south.
“The recent decision by the Southern Trust to temporarily remove emergency surgery provision is deeply worrying and something we resolutely oppose.
“Sinn Féin’s priority is to protect and improve services in Daisy Hill. We will continue to stand against attempts to dilute services and work to improve the level of healthcare provided to people in Newry, south Armagh, south Down, Louth and Monaghan.
“This is why I’m delighted that my party colleague, David Cullinane TD, will be visiting the constituency next week. David will join the local Sinn Féin team and host a number of engagements with key healthcare representatives and staff, to both assess the current situation, discuss solutions and look to the future of healthcare provision on our island.
“Sinn Féin are committed to protecting and improving Daisy Hill. Our local hospital serves a huge population and geographical area, and is part of the fabric of Newry.
“Sinn Féin also have a clear vision of the future of healthcare on this island. Our vision for the future of healthcare here, has, at its heart the establishment of an all-Ireland National Health Service and we believe Daisy Hill is central to that.”