‘Withdrawal of Daisy Hill Fracture Unit a slap in the face’ – Ritchie
South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has described the proposed withdrawal of the fracture unit at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry to Craigavon as a ‘slap in the face’ for people in the area.
Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “This latest plan for a cut in services will impact upon people in the entire southern section of Down and is merely another example of centralisation when, what should be happening is a decentralisation of services.
“Instead, services in our local health care sector are be stripped away.
The SDLP MP added, “From what I understand the withdrawal of the fracture unit at Daisy Hill is planned to take effect in three weeks, but what consultation has taken place with patients and the wider community? I am totally opposed to this and believe it is a slap in the face for the people of the area.”
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