SINN FÉIN PROTEST AT CONNOLLY HOSPITAL TO COINCIDE WITH DUBLIN WIDE DAY OF ACTION

Sinn Féin will be holding a protest against the proposed cuts to the 2014 health budget at the entrance to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown tomorrow, January 11th at 2pm. The protest will coincide with a Dublin wide day of action organised by the party.

 Last month HSE Director General Tony O’Brien presented the 2014 HSE service plan to the government and stated that “it will not be possible in 2014 to fully meet all of the growing demands placed on the health services” however Sinn Féin have since discovered that this was changed to read that it will be “very challenging in 2014, to meet all of the growing demands”.

Sinn Féin’s Dublin West representative Paul Donnelly said “It is clear that the first service plan was suppressed and a sanitised version released by Minister James Reilly and published in HSE Service Plan 2014.”

“€619 million worth of spending cuts to health are signalled for next year. This will mean that €4 billion and 12,500 jobs will have been taken out of the health service since 2008. This is unsustainable and only radical change in Government health policy can ensure that services are provided for those who need them.”

Iphone 2013 october 202“These cuts will devastate a health service that is in crisis and will affect thousands of families. Sinn Féin are calling for a halt to these cuts to the health service and to ensure funding is appropriate to the needs of the community.

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