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Begley calls for urgent intervention as Billy Caldwell admitted to hospital

15 June, 2018 - by Órfhlaith Begley

Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley is calling for an urgent intervention by the British Home Office to enable Billy Caldwell to access to medication that has been so effective in treating his condition.

The West Tyrone MP was speaking after it emerged that Billy has been admitted to hospital.

“Along with Billy’s mother, I met with Nick Hurd the British Minister for Policing and the Fire Service to ask the British Government to find a way to allow Billy the medication which will ease his suffering.

“The situation has now become all the more urgent following Billy’s admission to hospital and it simply isn’t good enough for the cruel denial of his medication to continue.

“The Home Office say he can have access to the medicinal cannabis that has been so effective provided a clinician can advise that this is appropriate in his case.

“Given the seriousness of the current situation, they must make now make this an urgent priority and intervene to ensure that is done and Billy is allowed to resume his medication.”

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