Friday, March 11, 2011

Lynch Must Put Orthopaedic at Top of Her Agenda

Lynch Must Put Orthopaedic at Top of Her Agenda

Responding to the appointment of Kathleen Lynch as Minister for State at the Department of Health, Jonathan O’Brien TD has said there is a onus on her to help end the run-down of health facilities in the Northside.

Deputy O’Brien said:

“Cork’s Northside has seen its local health services run down over a period of years, from the closure of the North Infirmary to the gradual withdrawal of services from the Orthopaedic Hospital and its scheduled closure.”

“As Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch will be in an ideal position to make sure the needs of people living on the Northside for proper healthcare services are made clear to the bureaucrats in the Department of Health. There is a responsibility on her to use her position to end the neglect of this area of the city. In particular, saving the Orthopaedic Hospital must be at the top of her agenda.”

“Sinn Féin has consistently campaigned for decent health services for the Northside. I would like to congratulate Kathleen on her new appointment, while assuring her that we will be waiting to see whether this government is prepared to deliver for the people of the Northside.”

For further information or comment contact Deputy Jonathan O’Brien @ 085-2133907

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