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Gildernew welcomes healthcare announcement for foreign nationals

13 October, 2011


Sinn Féin MLA/MP Michelle Gildernew has welcomed the announcement by the Health Minister that there will be a review of the policy and legislation governing access to healthcare for ethnic minorities.

The Sinn Féin Health spokesperson:

“Fermanagh/South Tyrone has a large and vibrant migrant community and it is crucial that they receive the same standard of healthcare that is available to us all.

“If there is problem gaining access to healthcare services because of the language barrier or information available, then this is something that can easily be rectified.

“Equality is the watchword here and with Ireland becoming such a diverse society we need to adapt to ensure that equal treatment in health and access to that treatment is available to everyone as a basic human right.” CRÍOCH/END

 

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