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Sinn Féin MLA calls for people to make their voices heard during paediatric consultation

13 November, 2012 - by Sue Ramsey

 Sinn Féin MLA Sue Ramsey has called on people to contribute their views to the consultation on Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.

The West Belfast MLA and Chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee said:

“There is a series of public meetings taking place around the consultation on Paediatric care and I would encourage as many people as possible to get their voices heard.

“This is a vital service and we need to ensure that peoples voices are heard in order to secure the best outcome for our children and the future of the service.

“Sinn Féin believes an all Ireland approach to Paediatric care is the best viable option and will save families and patients from the added burden of travelling across the water for treatment.

“It is time for people to have their voices heard and to influence the decision and ensure that those who require heart surgery can access it closer to home.” CRÍOCH/END

*NOTES: Below is the dates, times and venues for the consultations

Monday 19th November 8pm, The Lisgoole Suite, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen

Wednesday 21st November 8pm, The Clock Tower, Tullyglass House Hotel, Galgorm Rd, Ballymena,

Monday 26th November 8pm, The Ballroom, Everglades Hotel, Prehen Rd, Derry

Wednesday 5th December 8pm, Stormont Ballroom, Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Rd

Monday 10th December 8pm, Brownlow Community Hub, 7 Brownlow Rd, Craigavon

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