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Lack of beds in Daisy Hill a Serious Worry – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said current pressures being felt in the emergency department at Daisy Hill further demonstrates the need for an Executive to be formed urgently.

Speaking after the reports of patients waiting on hours for beds, the Newry and Armagh MLA said:

“The situation at Daisy Hill hospital is a real worry. 

“The public deserve access to first-class healthcare yet as we speak dozens of people are having to wait to access care.

“Our healthcare system is at breaking point and our health staff have worked themselves into the ground trying to maintain frontline services.

“Unfortunately, the staff alone cannot fix this crisis.

“To implement this we need a functioning Executive so that the additional £1 billion over three years for health proposed in Finance Minister Conor Murphy’s draft budget to tackle waiting lists and recruit more doctors and nurses can be put to work.

“I once again call on the DUP to lift their cruel boycott of the Political institutions and get back round the Executive table to work with others to support workers and families suffering from the cost of living crisis and fix the health service.” 


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