Stand up for Daisy Hill

The Southern Trust have announced that emergency general surgery will be withdrawn from Daisy Hill Hospital on 28th February. 

This will have an immediate impact on people in Newry, South Armagh and South Down.

The withdrawal of emergency general surgery from Daisy Hill is not part of the health service transformation programme, it has been allowed to happen because of general surgical consultant vacancies. There needs to be a plan to address this now.

The Department of Health’s own guidance stipulates that in order to retain its status as a Type-1 Emergency Department, Daisy Hill must provide ‘both emergency medicine and emergency surgical services in-person and on-site, on a round-the-clock basis’.

Join us in resisting and rejecting these plans.

We the undersigned call for emergency surgical services to be returned to Daisy Hill Hospital.

We call on the Minister for Health and the Chief Executive of the Southern Health & Social Care Trust to produce their plan to address general surgical consultant vacancies at Daisy Hill and to make a concrete commitment to fully functioning and properly resourced Emergency Department at Daisy Hill which must include provision of emergency medicine and emergency surgical services to people in Newry, South Armagh and south Down.

Will you sign?

GOAL: 2,500 signatures
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