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New Medical Education Centre at Daisy Hill

Medical trainees at Daisy Hill Hospital now have access to the very latest training facilities with the opening of a new Education Centre. Both Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals are Queens University Teaching Hospitals. Around 110 junior doctors and medical students complete placements at Daisy Hill each year across medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology, […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont

Kimmins Raises Concerns Over Trust Visiting Policy

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has raised concerns with the Southern Trust over its visiting policies after a woman in Newry was unable to see her dying mother in Daisy Hill hospital during her final days. The Newry/Armagh MLA said: “I was contacted by a constituent who is deeply distressed at being unable to visit […]

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NHS Pay Rise Held Up Due to DUP Stance on Protocol

The Health Minister has said he will accept the recommendations made by pay review bodies but is unable to move forward without an agreed budget. With Stormont in limbo due to the DUP’s stance on the NI Protocol, the NI Executive is currently unable to meet putting the NHS pay award on ice. Minister Swann […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Downpatrick Government Health South Down Stormont

McGrath: DUP Blocking Health Service Reform

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said the DUP are blocking health service reform by refusing to return to the Assembly and Executive. He was speaking after Health Minister Robin Swann issued a warning about the financial state of the health service. Mr McGrath said long-overdue reform was being delayed because of the DUP’s boycott […]

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Health Trust Staff Mileage Increased

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a mileage rate increase for Health Trust staff. The increase applies to work-related car travel by Agenda for Change (AfC) staff, including Trust employed domiciliary care workers and district nurses. The current rates are 56ppm for the first 3,500 miles, and 20ppm for each mile thereafter. After considering a […]

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Armagh Campaigns Constituency Daisy Hill Government Health Newry and Armagh Politics Stormont

Functioning Executive Needed to Fix and Transform our Health service – Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said that only a fully functioning Executive can fix and transform our health service. The Newry and Armagh MLA was speaking after Health Minister Robin Swann announced that plans to reshape hospital care would go out to consultation in the autumn. Cathal said: “Sinn Féin is committed to investing […]

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Nurses’ Formal Pay Dispute ‘Deeply Worrying Development!’ – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the nurses’ formal trade dispute over pay is a deeply worrying development. Liz Kimmins said: “The Tory government has treated health workers who have been on the frontline over the two years of the pandemic with contempt. “Health workers who have been delivering vital healthcare in challenging circumstances not only during the pandemic […]

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Campaigns Community Daisy Hill Election 2022 Health Newry

‘Develop Daisy Hill, says Grant

The future of services at Daisy Hill hospital can’t be allowed to became an “election campaign one-day wonder”, the Workers Party’s Nicola Grant has warned. “There is a real danger that once we get past polling day that the spotlight on Daisy Hill will begin to fade and then be quietly forgotten about. That cannot […]

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Campaigns Daisy Hill Election 2022 Health Newry

Enough Is Enough! – Malone

Independent Assembly candidate for Newry and Armagh Councillor Gavin Malone has stated that enough is enough regarding the stripping of services from Daisy Hill Hospital. The Newry and Armagh Assembly candidate has pledged to make Daisy Hill Hospital a number one priority if he gets elected. Councillor Malone said: “Our hospital needs protected! If I […]

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Campaigns Community Daisy Hill Government Health Newry Westminster

Action Needed to Protect Our Health Service – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said action must be taken now to protect our health service.  Speaking in support of the SOS NHS campaign, the Newry and Armagh MP said:  “For over a decade, Tory austerity has eroded health and social care services. Staff now feel these cuts are making their life-saving work almost […]