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Sinn Féin criticise lack of urgency on Belfast crisis centre

17 December, 2017 - by Órlaithí Flynn

Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has expressed deep concern at the apparent lack of urgency from the Public Health Agency (PHA) over the delayed crisis centre in Belfast.

The West Belfast MLA was speaking after the PHA cancelled a planned meeting to discuss the project.

She commented:

"Myself and fellow Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín were due to meet the PHA on Monday to discuss our concerns around the delays to the Pilot Crisis De-Escalation Centre.

"The meeting was requested by Sinn Féin and would have involved the PHA, the Belfast Trust and representatives from the Community and Voluntary Sector.

“Unfortunately a lack of availability from the PHA means it had to be cancelled at short notice. We are extremely disappointed at this apparent lack of urgency on what is an extremely important issue.

“We have asked for to the meeting to be rescheduled as soon as possible and for this engagement to be properly and urgently prioritised.”

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