Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has today welcomed news that the Stormont Health Committee will be investigating the on-going A&E crisis throughout the North.[caption id="attachment_46509" align="alignright" width="300"] Chris Hazzard MLA has welcomed the intervention of the Stormont Health Committee in issues over local A&E services.[/caption]
Following written submissions from the South Down MLA, the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety decided that they should examine some of the wider factors involved in the provision of A&E services.
Mr Hazzard said: “I am delighted that the Health Committee have decided to shine a light on the current crisis within our local A&Es. In the months ahead the Committee will be taking evidence from all relevant stakeholders, including the Medical & Dental Training Agency.
“As we continue to challenge the South Eastern Trust and the Health Minsiter Edwin Poots on the recent cut to services at the Downe, it is vital that we ourselves do all in our power to explore ways in which services can be restored in future, and with this in mind I believe that this Committee inquiry will prove very valuable.”
Mr Hazzard added: “I have now forwarded details of the inquiry onto our local Down Community Health Committee so that they may hopefully feed directly into events at Stormont, and provide valuable local knowledge and expertise.”