Steven Agnew ‘disappointment’ over Bangor Hospital bed closure

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust recommended at its meeting on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 that beds at Bangor Community Hospital be closed permanently.

Green Party leader Steven Agnew MLA said,

“I am really disappointed that the South Eastern Trust plans to close these beds permanently.

Bangor hospital plays an important role in the community and the effects will be felt widely throughout the area.

It seems that Bangor Community Hospital was seen as an easy target to save money in the short term. This is a short-sighted approach by the Trust which instead should be looking at a long term sustainable solution to ensure that people in the Bangor area can access the first class health care that they deserve.

I will now be writing to the health minister to raise my concerns as it is he who will be making the final decision”.

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