Brady calls for party unity in support of South Armagh healthcare

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has called for a united front in the fight for adequate healthcare for south Armagh.
Mickey Brady MP speaking at the event in Crossmaglen

Mickey Brady MP speaking at the event in Crossmaglen

The Newry and Armagh MP made the call at a packed public meeting on the subject in Crossmaglen Community Centre on Thursday. “I know there is the perception out there that politicians can’t get along but this is not a party political issue, it goes way beyond that,” he said. “I will happily work with anyone from any party or group in order to secure the level of healthcare that this area needs and deserves. That is what we were elected for and we need to present a united front on this issue and stand together for the people of south Armagh.” Brady commended Dr.Fee and his staff for what he described as their ‘incredible efforts during what has been a very difficult period’. “What we are seeing here are the on the ground effects of the Tory assault on frontline public services and it is hard working, civic minded people like them who have done what they can to lessen the effects of those cuts on the community. “Myself and a number of my party colleagues have had numerous meetings on the issue of Rathkeeland House and healthcare in south Armagh in general. We’ve met with Trust and the Board and have received assurances from both that they are exhausting all possibilities to secure a permanent solution but this battle is by no means over,” he warned. “I understand that Dr. Fee is meeting with a number of people next week and if he wants to meet with me beforehand or wants some of us to attend those meetings as well then our door is always open. Brady added, “Whatever happens, we’ll stand with this community and fight for it to get the healthcare it deserves.”

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