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Commitment Given To McGinley Family Welcomed

4 July, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA’s Michaela Boyle and Sue Ramsey Chair of the Health Committee have welcomed the commitment given by Health Minister Edwin Poots to the McGinley family to get as close to the truth on what happened to their mother Maureen body.

Ms. Boyle said,

“The McGinley family have been searching for answers to what happened to their mothers body in Altnagelvin hospital after it was found she has sustained 30 fractures after death in 2007.

“Sue Ramsey and myself accompanied the family today to a meeting with Health Minister Edwin Poots.

“I welcome the commitment given by the Health Minister Edwin Poots to the family to get to the truth. 

“The Minister has proposed writing to the Attorney General John Larkin and Justice Minister David Ford calling for a review of the case as the first option of getting to the truth.

“The Minister also spoke about writing to the NIO to ask for a inquiry similar to the one carried out in the pseudomonas outbreak earlier in the year.

Ms. Ramsey added,

“As Chair of the Health Committee I am determined that the McGinley family find the truth to what to their mother Maureen’s body.

“This family have now been campaigning for five years and deserve the truth and it is important that we bring this to an end for the sake of the family.

“I also welcome the Ministers commitment to get to the truth and will support him in every way possible through the committee.”

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