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Sinn Féin MLA convenes meeting with Health Minister on South Tyrone Hospital

16 May, 2012 - by Westminster

Sinn Féin Fermanagh & South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has secured a meeting this evening with the Health Minister Edwin Poots to raise concerns over proposals to reduce the opening hours at the Minor Injuries Unit at South Tyrone Hospital.

The Sinn Féin MLA/MP said:

"The current proposals from the Southern Trust to reduce the opening hours of the Minor Injuries Unit, both during the week and at the weekend, have caused great concern within the local community.

"In light of this, I have asked for and secured a meeting with the Health Minister this evening.

"I have asked that all MLA's for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, along with a number of people from the South Tyrone Hospital Action Group, be afforded the opportunity to attend this meeting to bring the matter to the attention of the Minister in a united and cohesive manner.

"I am hopeful that by working together we can persuade the Minister to intervene and allow the status quo to remain for 12 months to enable the existing arrangements to be fully appraised in the interests of delivering the best possible patient care."

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