Saturday, 6 August 2011

Statement on Lagan Valley Hospital’s reduced A&E service

The recent reduction in opening hours of the A&E department at Lagan Valley Hospital, by the South Eastern Health Trust ‘due to a shortage of medical staff’¹, is of serious concern for the greater Lisburn area and part of a worrying trend of cuts in acute care in Northern Ireland.

The Lagan Valley Green Party welcomes the efforts from across the community and political spectrum in support of 24 hour A&E provision at Lagan Valley Hospital.

Chairperson Conor Quinn stated, “It is vital that the cross-party efforts on Lisburn City Council are maintained to ensure that the reduced hours A&E provision at Lagan Valley is only temporary. The Green Party will continue to fight for the protection of local services, in particular emergency health care.”

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