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Health service cuts: 'We urge all political parties to put the health and wellbeing of their communities first'

31 August 2017

Press Release / Statement from Philip Dean Chairman of The Resurgam Trust – dated Friday 25th August 2017

Trust urges politicians to unite to save lives

The Board, Staff, Volunteers and Members of The Resurgam Trust are extremely concerned about the ongoing political vacuum and the detrimental impact this is having on front line services. Most recently the proposed cuts in Health Trust budgets outlined on Thursday will have a catastrophic effect on the health and wellbeing of our communities and are frankly unacceptable. At a time when we already have waiting lists that are the worst in the UK any measures which are taken should only be in the direction of positive change, reconfiguring the service to be fit for purpose. We urge all political parties to put the health and wellbeing of their communities first, to literally save lives by investing in a health service as recommended by the Bengoa Report. The public are clearly calling for leadership and we require our political leaders to solve whatever issues that are keeping the Assembly from functioning. The focus on improving the health of their people is an area which should unite political parties and the ongoing crisis in health service provides an urgent opportunity to demonstrate leadership. The Resurgam Trust would welcome engagement with the South-Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, The Health and Social Care Board, The Public Health Agency and other relevant bodies to ensure our communities are actively engaged in co-producing a health service fit for purpose.

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For further clarity please contact Philip on 02892 670 755