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McKinney: Health Minister should halt cuts

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney has called on the Health Minister to halt the proposed cuts in response to the Chancellor’s announcement of a decision to spend an extra £2 billion on the UK health service.
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Durkan: Nurses deserve overdue pay increase

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has said hard-working nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in Derry and throughout the North deserve an overdue pay increase.
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McDonnell: New Budget needed to address public finance crisis

SDLP leader and South Belfast MP Dr Alasdair McDonnell has said that the only way to deal with the crisis in public finances which is threatening Executive Departments is to accept that the Budget and Programme For Government are not fit for purpose and must be replaced as a matter of urgency.
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Ritchie calls on UK Government to ensure protections from Ebola virus

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called on the UK government to make sure adequate protections are in place to ensure that the Ebola virus does not enter or spread throughout the UK. Ms Ritchie has submitted Parliamentary questions to the UK Health Secretary on this and commented:
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McKinney: Cancer patient's needs must not be forgotten in disagreement between Health Minister and Drugs companies

SDLP Health Spokesperson Fearghal McKinney has expressed his concern that the needs of those who are currently being denied access to cancer drugs here are being forgotten in the midst of a disagreement around funding.
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