Sheehan responds to Department of Health announcement
Responding to the Department of Health announcement of £30m being moved from the transformation fund to waiting lists Sinn Féin spokesperson Pat Sheehan said:
“While I welcome any injection of money into waiting lists, let’s be clear this is not additional money for our hard-pressed health services as these funds are simply being moved from the transformation fund.
“The Health Service remains £160m short of what it needs just to stand still.
"Without enough money to stand still it is difficult to see how waiting lists will reduce or how Transformation can be delivered.
"The bottom line is that by propping up a Tory government still wedded to austerity the DUP has ensured the Health budget isn't keeping up with rising demand."