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Dept of Health Calls for “Respectful Debate” Despite Continued Service Closures

The Department of Health would ask for respectful public debate on the future of health and social care services. Communities rightly value local services very highly and are fully entitled to strongly advocate for their retention. However, vigorous debate should not spill over into personal abuse and vilification. Likewise, questioning the honesty or motivations of […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Election 2023 Elections Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Surgery Announcement “a Major Body Blow”, says Grant

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 […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Daisy Hill to Lose Emergency Surgery PERMANENTLY!

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is proposing that all Emergency General Surgery Services for the area are delivered from the Craigavon Area Hospital site on a permanent basis. The proposal was approved at Trust Board (Thursday 26th January) and is now available for public consultation. From February 2022, as a contingency measure, in […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh Politics

Daisy Hill Hospital Protest Planned for January 21st

Aontú Representative for Armagh, Daniel Connolly, will lead a protest to save Daisy Hill hospital this coming Saturday. Speaking today, Daniel Connolly said “We are holding a protest at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry at 1pm on January 21st. This year, Newry and Mourne are expected to have the 3rd highest population in the whole […]

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

McNulty Welcomes Major Investment for Daisy Hill

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has welcomed the announcement of a £9.2 million investment in Daisy Hill Hospital from the Department of Health. Mr McNulty said: “This long overdue investment in Daisy Hill will provide a significant boost to our hospital. The investment will enable the installation of an MRI Suite at Daisy […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Government Health Newry Stormont

£9 million Upgrade to Daisy Hill – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed the announcement of £9 million to upgrade the power supply in Daisy Hill Hospital. The Newry and Armagh MLA said: “Confirmation that the power supply at Daisy Hill Hospital will be upgraded as part of a £9 million investment is welcome news.  “This will transform facilities at the […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Health Newry Newry and Armagh

Daisy Hill Set for Major Electrical Upgrade

Daisy Hill Hospital is set for a major upgrade of its low voltage electrical infrastructure with the approval of £9,152,000 from the Department of Health. Department of Health Permanent Secretary Peter May said: “I am very pleased that the Department has been able to approve this expenditure, which will enable the Trust to provide a […]

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Banbridge Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Government Health Stormont Upper Bann

Tennyson Thanks Health and Social Care Staff for Work Through ‘twindemic’

Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has expressed thanks to health and social care staff in Northern Ireland for their work over Christmas, but cautioned the ‘twindemic’ – recovery from Covid while managing other pressures emerging from other respiratory conditions – will continue to impact due to the absence of an Executive. The Upper Bann MLA said […]

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Campaigns Daisy Hill Government Health Politics Stormont

“Nurses Not Fairly Paid While MLAs Take Wage While Not Working” – Aontu

Aontú Cllr Denise Mullen has demanded further investment in the Health services to improve conditions amidst the Nurses strike. Speaking today, Cllr Mullen said “Our health system is in crisis. Hospitals are under incredible stress with A&E overcrowding and record hospital waiting lists. Conditions in hospitals have deteriorated as staff are under-resourced and underpaid. Most of this […]

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NIPSA Health Workers Strike Locations, Monday 12 December

The NIPSA ballot for Industrial Action returned a 92.62% vote for strike action, the NIPSA Health Panel, which represents all branches in Health and Social Care and Health Arms Length bodies has therefore authorised strike action December 12. Strike locations for Monday’s action listed below.