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Campaign to secure future of Daisy Hill must continue - Brady

2 May, 2017

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed an interim solution for 24-hour emergency services at Daisy Hill Hospital but said more work is needed to secure the future of the service in the long term. 

The Newry and Armagh MP said: 

"Today's announcement from the regional health summit that sustainable emergency services will remain in place at the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill hospital for the foreseeable future is welcome. 

"This summit was brought together after Sinn Féin met with the head of the civil service and asked to get the Department of Health to intervene with the Southern Trust to address the problems. 

"While the announcement is welcome, there is still a need for a longer term solution to the problems at Daisy Hill as there are still concerns over fracture clinics and orthopaedic services so the campaign for Daisy Hill must continue. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to engage with the Trust, staff, health authorities, unions and user groups to ensure first-class health service provision for the local community." 

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