TIMES TALK: Causeway’s Maternity unit could close in three to five years

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THE Health and Social Care Board chief has said the consultant-led maternity unit at the Causeway hospital in Coleraine is likely to close in the next three to five years.

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John Compton made the comment as a major review into health services in Northern Ireland suggests that the hospital should be taken over by the Western Trust. It is currently run by the Northern Trust.

The health minister, Edwin Poots, says the hospital has staffing problems.

One option being suggested is to create a network of consultants working at Altnagelvin and the Causeway hospitals.

But the regional secretary of Unison, Patricia McKeown, said she is increasingly concerned about the hospital’s future.

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