Fighting Austerity

Pressure forces Poots u-turn on carehome closures

DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots has done a complete u-turn on the proposed closure of eighteen NHS residential care homes across Northern Ireland. The closures announced last year were part of the Transforming Your Care health review. When the closures were announced, there was an outcry of anger from the […]

Pressure forces Poots u-turn on carehome closures

DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots has done a complete u-turn on the proposed closure of eighteen NHS residential care homes across Northern Ireland. The closures announced last year were part of the Transforming Your Care health review. When the closures were announced, there was an outcry of anger from the […]

Politicians blackmailing public over benefit cuts and health funding

Health campaigners have criticised the Finance Minister Simon Hamilton who they claim “should be announcing more funding to end the crisis in our health service, not threatening us with £68 million worth of more cuts” . Health campaigner Paddy Meehan questioned “why the Finance Minister is threatening more cuts to […]

Stormont parties to blame for A&E crisis

Health campaigner & Socialist Party candidate for Botanic in South Belfast PADDY MEEHAN analyses the continuing crisis: Twice this year so far the Accident & Emergency Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital has been at breaking point with extra staff and bed space being rushed in. No extreme situation or […]