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Bradley calls for consultation extension into stroke and breast assessment services

SDLP MLA Sinead Bradley has called on the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health, Richard Pengelly, to extend the consultation period into breast assessments at the Craigavon Clinic and stroke services at Daisyhill hospital due to the interference of purdah.

The MLA for South Down commented:

 

“After requesting a meeting with Richard Pengelly to discuss the future of stroke services at Daisyhill and breast assessments at the Craigavon Breast Clinic, I was disappointed to learn he was unable to meet with colleagues and I due to purdah restrictions.

 

“It was a grave error by the Department to announce these critical consultations just one day before purdah was triggered.

 

“This miscalculation frustratingly means that elected representatives are unable to access information from Department officials, information which will be vital in forming our consultation response.

 

“Therefore, we are calling on the Department to extend this consultation period to ensure all political parties and stakeholders can provide a fulsome and balanced response.”

Sinead Bradley MLA

Email
sinead.bradley@mla.niassembly.gov.uk
Tel
028 41754000

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