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Greenfield decision a victory for people power

30 March, 2009 - by Michaela Boyle

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MLA Claire Mc Gill heralded the U-turn by the Western Trust’s to keep Greenfield Residential Care Home open as a victory for people power.

She said, 

“Everyone is delighted for the residents, their relatives and committed the staff of Greenfield and Friday’s news was met with great joy and massive relief by all concerned.

“The case for Greenfield was overwhelming and as the campaign gathered pace it became increasingly clear that the proposal to close the Residential Care Home was fundamentally flawed on so many levels, not least because there was absolutely no alternative provision planned for the residents in the Trust’s proposals.   

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone in the community who rallied in behind the campaign to force the Trust to reverse its recommendation to close Greenfield in what has truly been a victory for people power.”  ENDS  

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