Nicola Grant of the Workers Party has reacted strongly to the Southern Trust’s formal proposal to discontinue an emergency surgery service at Daisy Hill calling the move “a major body blow to the hospital and the local community”
“We were told last February that the transfer of the service to Craigavon was a temporary measure. Many of us were sceptical at the time and those fears now appear to have been well founded.
“Drip feeding information and making announcements by instalments is undermining public and staff confidence.
We need to see the overall plan for the future of health and care services and discuss it openly and in the round”, she said”I am urging everyone concerned with the provision of health care and with the future of Daisy Hill Hospital to make their views know the the Trust through the public consultation process which was announced earlier”, Nicola said.