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Support urged for public meeting on Daisy Hill Emergency Department

A public meeting to examine recent developments on the proposed closure of the emergency department at Daisy Hill hospital will be held tonight (Monday 24th April) in the Canal Court Hotel at 7.00pm.

The event will provide members of the public with an opportunity to discuss and debate this important issue affecting people across the entire district.

People are also urged to register their opposition to the move by signing two online petitions – ‘Prevent closure of Daisy Hill Emergency Department’ and ‘Save A&E department at Daisy Hill Hospital’ – both of which can be accessed at

Meanwhile, a Sinn Féin delegation is scheduled to meet with the Head of the Civil Service, Malcolm McKibben, on Monday also.

Assembly Member Conor Murphy said the meeting forms part of Sinn Fein’s ongoing series of engagements highlighting its opposition to any suspension of emergency department services at the hospital.

Ahead of the meeting, Mr Murphy said: “We will…ensure that the Trust are held to account for their failure to manage staff appropriately and ensure proper cover at Daisy Hill.  It is their responsibility to deliver 24-hour cover in the Emergency Departments, and the loss of services is not the answer.”