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Leonard welcomes Causeway Hospital security staff move

19 March, 2008

Coleraine Sinn Féin councillor Billy Leonard has welcomed the announcement that security staff will be employed at the Causeway Hospital.

Two recent attacks on nurses at the hospital's A&E department raised concerns and calls for this action.

Cllr Leonard said:

"As one who called for such a move and for the personal intervention of Michael McGimpsey I feel that it is no coincidence that this announcement has been made on the day the Minister is due at the Causeway.

"Employing security staff is a welcome move and will give staff that extra feeling of protection. That is the duty of an employer and on this occasion the Trust is acting.

"I have already called on the Minister to ensure that the funds are in place. I hope that he will be able to confirm the money will be available immediately and on a permanent basis." ENDS

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