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McLaughlin backs emergency healthcare inquiry

18 June, 2014 - by Maeve McLaughlin

Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has called on the public to take part in a Human Rights Commission inquiry into emergency healthcare.

Speaking after officials from the Human Rights Commissions addressed the Assembly's health committee on the inquiry into emergency healthcare, the Foyle MLA said; 

"When the Commission announced its investigation into whether patients’ human rights had been abused by delays at accident and emergency units I welcomed it and called for a robust inquiry. 

"I want to see as many people as possible taking part in this process.

"There will be a series of public forums held to gather the views and experiences of people who use emergency care services and I would encourage people to take part in those. 

"The inquiry can also request departmental attendance and given the gravity of the situation, I would like to see the health minister take part as well. 

"The crisis in our emergency care service is well known but it is much wider than that and the whole healthcare system needs to be looked at."

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