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17,000 sign the Causeway Hospital petition, say Unison

Mary Gillan, Kim Hall, Claire Bolt, Jenny Wade and Brenda Birkbeck of the Unison Causeway Branch with the signed petitions that will be handed over to Mr. Poots at Stormont on the 22nd May. Included are, local MLA's and Councillors Adrain McQuillan, John Dallat, George Robinson and George Duddy. Anyone interested in going on the Unison organised bus can contact Claire on 07864559695. Unison would also like to thank the MLA's, Councillors and members of the public with their petition to help save the Acute Services and A & E at the Causeway Hospital. CR17-219PL

Mary Gillan, Kim Hall, Claire Bolt, Jenny Wade and Brenda Birkbeck of the Unison Causeway Branch with the signed petitions that will be handed over to Mr. Poots at Stormont on the 22nd May. Included are, local MLA's and Councillors Adrain McQuillan, John Dallat, George Robinson and George Duddy. Anyone interested in going on the Unison organised bus can contact Claire on 07864559695. Unison would also like to thank the MLA's, Councillors and members of the public with their petition to help save the Acute Services and A & E at the Causeway Hospital. CR17-219PL

THE Causeway branch of Unison is encouraging more local people to sign a petition to save Acute Services at the Causeway Hospital.

The petition, which has been organised by Unison, will be available for signature in Coleraine Town Hall until Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Causeway branch told The Coleraine Times: “We would like to thank the MLA’s and councillors for their help with the petition to save our Causeway Acute Services and our A&E department. We currently have over 17,000 signatures and they are still coming in.

“Unison will be taking a bus with MLA’s and councillors to Stormont on May 22 to present the petition to Mr Poots.

“Anyone interested in going can contact Claire on 028 70327032 ext 5274 and leave a message with your contact details.

“The bus will be leaving the front entrance of Causeway Hospital at 8.30am.

“If anyone has any signed petitions could they send them to Kim Hall, Unison office, Causeway Hospital, 2 Newbridge road Coleraine, BT52 1HS or leave them at the front reception at Causeway Hospital, addressed to Kim Hall, Unison office.

“Unison would like to take the opportunity to thank the public for all their support”.

Rodger Doherty, Causeway Trades Union Secretary, said: “It is vital that local people make their voices heard in telling Health Minister, Edwin Poots, that we need Accident and Emergency services retained in this area or lives will be lost.

“If Causeway A&E closes there will be significant jobs losses especially if the proposed centralising of administration functions in Antrim goes ahead. This would be a further blow to the area which has already lost many jobs in the current economic downturn.”

 
 
 

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