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Full implementation of Bamford Review essential

10 October, 2007


Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson, North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín speaking after meeting Prof Roy McClelland, Chair of the Mental Health and Learning Disability Board, on World Mental Health Day has said that Sinn Fein support the full implementation of the Bamford Review.

Speaking after the conference 'Bamford - One Year On', organised by the Law Centre of Northern Ireland to celebrate World Mental Health Day, Ms Ní Chuilín said:

"I share the concern of many in this field that mental heath services have never been properly prioritised when it comes to funding decisions.

"We now have the announcement that public expenditure here is set to grow overall by 1.7% but this is nowhere near enough to address the historic under funding of services in this area. Michael McGimpsey, and I welcome is public statements, needs to make sure that he prioritises bids for all of the mental health services within his departmental spending plans." ENDS

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