Storming Ministers To Face Court Action Over Dalriada Closure

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Protestors gather at Dalriada Hospital Ballycastle

A Multiple Sclerosis sufferer is set to take the Health Minister to court for closing Dalriada hospital. The user contacted Independent Councillor Padraig McShane following last weeks public meeting where the Councillor outlined the case for MS clients to judicially review the Minister’s decision.

Councillor McShane said;

“A client has contacted me regarding the prospect of judicially reviewing the Health Minister’s decision to close Dalriada Hospital. The Minister has been put on notice regarding this impending action and it is now a legal matter.

“Speaking with the Client it is clear his human rights alongside his right to lead as normal a life as possible are being seriously transgressed by the Minister’s decision.

“I would encourage other users to investigate the possibility of taking a review. We will continue negotiations in the immediate future and if the client wishes, he may also include the Finance Minister in the review owing to the incompetence of the Executive’s mismanagement of budgets”.

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