South Down MLA welcomes additional nursing and midwifery places

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Friday, May 8th, 2020

SDLP Health Spokesperson, Sinead Bradley MLA has welcomed that funding has been secured for 300 additional nursing and midwifery places.

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The South Down MLA said, “I warmly welcome the fulfilment of this commitment which was made in the New Decade, New Approach document, which provides funding of 300 additional nursing and midwifery places.



“This is significant progress on our way to properly resourcing our vital health service.

“It is very welcome that this means we are now at an all-time high in terms of our training numbers.



“The news of increased capacity will be a welcome boost for our amazing health workers, facing an unprecedented crisis and relentless pressure.

“They are going above and beyond to keep us safe and care for us, so we must do all we can to ensure our health service is resourced and equipped to meet the needs of people here.



She added, “This is a welcome step forward.”


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