29/04/2015

SF Slams Former Health Minister

Sinn Féin has hit out at former Health Minister Jim Wells after it emerged he will not be attending a committee meeting to explain offensive remarks he made about the gay community.

MLA Maeve McLaughlin is also calling for a new Health Minister to be appointed "as soon as possible".

Mr Wells resigned from his position on Monday.

Maeve McLaughlin said any delay in the appointment of a new minister is not acceptable.

She said: "Health cannot be left to drift with no one at the helm.
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"It is also important that we see a change of policy rather than just a personality from the DUP so that we genuinely have provision for health is open and accessible to all."

(CD/MH)


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