Nicola Grant, the Workers Party representative in Newry /Armagh has spoken of “the considerable public concern over the possibility that emergency surgery may no longer be performed at Daisy Hill Hospital”. Now Nicola has launched a petition to focus public support.
“Local healthcare should always be safe, of the highest quality and be professionally delivered – but it must also be accessible”, she said.
“This ‘temporary ‘arrangement and any subsequent reconfiguration of services will mean local patients requiring urgent surgery could face a journey of over an hour to Craigavon”, Nicola added.
“We have heard promises of ‘temporary’ changes before and they have nearly always proven to be permanent”, she warned
Sign the petition to impress on the Southern Trust the Department of Health and the Health Minister the importance of retaining emergency surgery services at Daisy Hill