Roisin Coulter, SEHSCT Chief Executive, to attend DCHC open meeting in Denvir’s Hotel
There will be an open, public meeting of the Downe Community Health Committee to be held on Thursday 12th May at 7pm in Denvir’s Hotel. In attendance will be the Chief Executive of the South Eastern HSC Trust, Roisin Coulter.
Eamonn McGrady, chairman of the Down Community Health Committee, said: “We are pleased to confirm that Roisin Coulter, the Chief Executive of the South Eastern HSC Trust, will be the guest speaker at the next open meeting held in Denvir’s Hotel.
“Everyone is invited to come along and there will be an opportunity to address questions to Roisin at the meeting and to share their views and learn first hand about the work of the Trust
“This is an excellent opportunity to hear first hand about the decisions that the Trust have made and will be making. Roisin felt it was appropriate to delay her attendance until after the NI Assembly election on Thursday 5th May.
“In the course of the discussion at the meeting, I expect we will be considering the future of the Out Of Hours doctors’ service, urgent and emergency care, and considering that the Department of Health consultation for urgent and emergency care is ongoing and closes on the 15th June 2022.
“So everyone is very welcome to come along. Dialogue with senior officials is important if we are to have an equitable health service.”
Future health policy and investment depends much on political stability in Northern Ireland. If for whatever reason the parties cannot get a Programme for Government agreed in reasonable time after the NI Assembly election, this will impact on all government departments’ finances as they will have to work on annual budgets, and not for three years under the PfG. Uncertainty is at the heart of a National Health Service in crisis.