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Health Department reversal on £70 million Health Trust cuts is a victory for those who care about our NHS

Department’s latest climb-down was won by a powerful coalition of trade unions and communities standing together Health Department leadership must now initiate a grown-up dialogue about reshaping services based on genuine partnership not sham consultation October 11th: Kevin McAdam, Regional … Continue reading

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Latest healthcare cuts mean it is a bad time to be sick in Northern Ireland

Unite the union strongly opposed to £70 million further cuts to healthcare Proposals seek to undermine the founding principles of the NHS – free at the point of delivery Unite members and representatives in the health service across Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Trade unions being drawn into a game of bluff over brutal cuts to Health budgets

Health trade unions invited to teleconference with Department of Health financial officials ahead of coordinated Extraordinary Trust meetings Unite Regional Officer with lead responsibility for Health, Kevin McAdam, spoke ahead of his attendance at the Belfast Trust meeting tomorrow [Thursday]: … Continue reading

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HSCT Pre-Consultation document a cynical attempt to secure support to justify Stroke unit closures

Unite calls for stroke services to be delivered across all acute hospitals with specialist treatments at a few onward treatment centres Stroke services need investment with skilled staff deployed to meet local demand June 13th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Southern HSCT plans to slash Daisy Hill A&E a disaster waiting to happen

Unite industrial and community branches to join protests at coming SHSCT Board meeting Creeping closure of A&E unit and downgrading of Daisy Hill engineered to open door to private sector providers Unite Regional Officer Kevin McAdam announced that his union … Continue reading

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