Sunday, October 16, 2011

HSE Cuts Proposals Appalling-Nugent

HSE Cuts Proposals Appalling-Nugent

Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent has today slammed cuts proposals from the HSE and called on the government to interven to prevent them going ahead.

Among measures being considered are a freeze on new medical cards which would affect over 40,000 people in 2011 and slashing home help hours.

Cllr Nugent said:

“I am absolutely appalled by the latest cuts proposals from the HSE"

“Recommendations include a freeze on all new medical cards until 2012, reducing home help hours by 600,000 and removing 400,000 personal assistant hours."

“If these measures are implemented, some of the most vulnerable people in our society will be left in desperate circumstances."

“Is this what the Labour Party have entered government for? Fine Gael and Labour should ensure these disgraceful proposals are scrapped before they can be implemented.”

For further comment of information contact Cllr Mick Nugent @ 087-6755793

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