02/10/2015

SF Hits Out At Former Health Minister For 'Failing Patients'

Sinn Féin has hit out at the former Health Minister for failing patients and accused him of "sticking two fingers up to the electorate".

Maeve McLaughlin MLA is calling on Minister Simon Hamilton to return to his post as a "matter of urgency".
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She said: "The Nuffield Trust, the Royal College of Nurses, Unison, GPs and countless members of the public have now called on the minister to return to work. It is time Simon Hamilton and his party listened.

"While the DUP continues to posture, waiting lists grow, vital health legislation may fall and recommendations sitting on the minister’s desk are not being addressed.

"Nobody will see any return to work as a climb down, health issues are too serious for point scoring.

"What we all need is a full-time health minister at the helm to address the current crisis in the system."

(CD)

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