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Sheehan welcomes MDT announcement for West Belfast

3 December, 2018 - by Pat Sheehan, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Pat Sheehan has welcomed the announcement of GP led multi-disciplinary teams being rolled out in West Belfast.

The MLA for West Belfast said: "Today's announcement that West Belfast is the next area to benefit from the roll out of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) is very welcome.

"MDTs have initially been launched in Derry and Down and this latest announcement is consistent with plans to roll them out across the north.

"It will see nine physiotherapists, a service manager, and a project manager recruited at a number of GP surgeries.

"Primary care provides vital services in the community keeping people well for longer and helping those who need it to manage their conditions.

"MDT’s will play an important prevention and early intervention role, in line with the Delivering Together plan for transformation.

"This is an important contribution in terms of tackling health inequalities particularly given the high levels of deprivation in West Belfast.”

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