Belfast health hub will help to address health inequalities - Sheehan/Ní Chuilín
Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has said the confirmation of a new health hub in Belfast city centre will help to address health inequalities and support the homeless.
The party’s health spokesperson was commenting after the Department of Health confirmed that it will provide £225,000 to support this service.
Pat Sheehan said:
“This centre is a welcome step in addressing health inequalities through mental health counselling, nursing and podiatry treatment.
“I want to commend the Department of Health for this investment, we now need to see a location for the centre identified as soon as possible.”
Housing spokesperson Carál Ní Chuilín MLA added:
“Sadly over recent years we have seen rising levels of homelessness around Belfast city centre and across the north.
“This includes some of the most vulnerable people in our society who face many challenges often with little support.
“The news that a dedicated health hub is set to open in the city centre is a positive initiative to outreach to people with help and support.”