A delegation from Sinn Féin have  met with the Chief Executive of the Southern Trust, Shane to discuss the future of Daisy Hill Hospital, dealing with the Emergency Department, Surgical planning and keeping and recruiting staff.

Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/
Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/

Mickey Brady MP, Liz Kimmins MLA and Conor Murphy MLA spoke with Trust Chief Executive Shane Devlin and speaking after the meeting Conor Murphy said "This was a constructive engagement with the Trust. We discussed a wide range of issues including the Emergency Department, Surgical Planning, and the Recruitment and Retention of staff. We were given assurances that the Trust have well developed plans to address these key issues of concern,"

Mr Murphy added that they will meet with the Trust again to discuss their finalised proposals and issues such as the time line for rolling them out. 

The Newry and Armagh MLA continued "Daisy Hill Hospital has long played a significant role in providing a wide range of vital health and well being services to the Newry and south Armagh area. The role played by the Hospital and its staff in particular during the recent pandemic has highlighted just how essential Daisy Hill is.

It is of the utmost importance that Daisy Hill Hospital is protected with it’s services not only retained but expanded on for the short, medium and long term. This is a key objective for Sinn Féin".

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