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Minister Harris should meet the board of the National Maternity Hospital – Louise O’Reilly TD

26 April, 2017 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has called on Health Minister Simon Harris to meet with the full board of the National Maternity Hospital.

Speaking today Teachta O’Reilly said there is a lack of leadership from the minister and that he needs to step in to ensure that the new National Maternity Hospital is built as quickly as possible.

She said;

“The board of the National Maternity Hospital is meeting this evening to discuss the latest controversy surrounding the re-locating of the hospital to the St Vincent’s site.

“There has been a distinct lack of leadership from Minister Harris on this issue and it is my view that he should meet with the full board at the earliest opportunity.

“This hospital is desperately needed and the minister must do all in his power to ensure that it is delivered on time.

“That must include giving assurances that there will be no religious interference in the running or governance of the hospital.

“The best way to do that is to ensure that the Sisters of Charity are not given ownership of the new hospital.”


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