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Sinn Féin to meet head of civil service over Daisy Hill Hospital concerns

22 April, 2017 - by Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy will lead a delegation to meet with head of the Civil Service, Malcolm McKibbin to discuss concerns about the emergency department at Daisy Hill Hospital. 

Conor Murphy said: 

"We will be meeting the head of the civil service Malcolm McKibbin on Monday to ensure that the Southern Trust are held to account for their failure to manage staff appropriately and ensure proper cover at Daisy Hill.

"This issue of sufficient medical cover for Daisy Hill’s Emergency Department has been raised with the Trust by myself and party colleagues for a number of years now.

“The Trust have employed enough senior staff in recent times to ensure there is adequate cover in both Daisy Hill and Craigavon.

“It is their responsibility to deliver 24-hour cover in the Emergency Departments and the loss of services is not the answer."

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