DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots is an unmitigated disaster. He puts the In back into incompetency and his latest wheeze to move childrens heart surgery OUT of Northern Ireland to Dublin seems to have caused quite a stir at Stormont.
Eighty-seven Stormont MLAs have pledged to vote against any move to remove children’s congenital heart surgery from Belfast, it was revealed. Th petition was launched by the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, which is lobbying Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots to preserve the relatively rare service at the RoyalBelfast Hospital for Sick Children. Recently the health authorities recommended operations for youngsters with birth defects should take place in Dublin using enhanced north/south transport links because of the dwindling number of specialist procedures carried out north of the border. The decision will need to be approved by Stormont Health Minister Mr Poots
87 out of 108. I wonder which MLA’s favour the plan to move services out of the country?
The health minister has apologised “unreservedly” at Stormont for stress felt by residents of care homes earmarked for closure. Edwin Poots also said it was “unacceptable” that families had been upset by the plans.
Erm, yes, HIS plans!!!