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Report looking at future of Daisy Hill’s Emergency department calls for 24-hour cover

Daisy Hill is a lifeline to many thousands of people in the local area

A report from the Pathfinder Project Team looking into the future of Daisy Hill’s Emergency department has called for 24-hour cover.

Mickey Brady, MP for the area, said the call provides much needed certainty to the community.

Speaking following the publication of the report from the Pathfinder Project, Mr Brady said: “This call from the Pathfinder Project and the Southern Trust will provide much needed certainty to the local community about the future of their local hospital.

“Daisy Hill is a lifeline to many thousands of people in the local area, and Sinn Féin has fought tirelessly to protect and enhance the services available in our healthcare facilities.

“This news is welcome, but now more must be done to defend against deeply damaging budget cuts.

“Tory austerity has ravaged our public services, and this shows no sign of stopping as a result of the right-wing DUP-Tory pact.

“In order to secure investment in the long-term future of our local health facilities, this ruthless program of cuts must end immediately.”

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