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Dolan contrasts Sinn Féin's focus on health services with actions of cash for ash politicians

Published: 27 February, 2017

Sinn Féin Assembly candidate Jemma Dolan has said the delivery and extension of services at the South West Acute Hospital are a priority for Sinn Féin.

Jemma Dolan was speaking as she campaigned in Enniskillen with Sinn Féin's Leinster House Health Spokesperson Louise O'Reilly on Saturday.

Jemma Dolan said:

"I was delighted to have Sinn Féin's Leinster House Health Spokesperson Louise O'Reilly join me in Enniskillen at the weekend. Sinn Féin has a vision for the delivery of public health services across Ireland. That includes the delivery of services on a cross border basis so people can access the services nearest to them, regardless of which side of the border those services are on.

"The last 7 years of Tory rule has been detrimental to the NHS as a whole. Sinn Féin has been the lead voice in the fight against the Tory austerity agenda.

"People are rightly outraged that money that could have been used to improve our health services has gone up in smoke in the cash for ash scandal. People are asking me how any politicians could stand over wasting so much money that could be spent on our health services, including on the delivery of services at the South West Acute Hospital.

"While others are happy to allow such an appalling waste of money, Sinn Féin called time on corruption. I commend my party colleagues Michelle O'Neill and Mairtín Ó Muilleoir for making additional funds available both for reducing waiting lists and for the provision of mental health and suicide prevention services." ENDS