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McLaughlin welcomes appointment of Dr McBride to Belfast Trust

28 November, 2014 - by Maeve McLaughlin


Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin who is also the chair of the health committee at Stormont has welcomed the appointment of Dr Michael McBride to the position of Head of the Belfast Trust stating that the Department of Health must provide the support he needs to turn the Trust's fortunes around. 

Speaking today Ms McLaughlin said: 

"I welcome the appointment of Dr Michael McBride to the position of Head of the Belfast Trust.

"It is a position that will present great challenges that must be addressed as a matter of urgency.

"The Trust has been rudderless for too long given that it has not had a head of operations in place in over 7 months and it has been in the headlines over this period for all the wrong reasons.

"Mr McBride will undoubtedly have to hit the ground running and he must receive any support he needs from the department of Health in order to turn the Trust’s fortunes around."

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