Money for human rights inquiry ‘should be spent on hospitals’

Edwin Poots

Edwin Poots

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The money being spent on an unprecedented human rights inquiry into emergency healthcare in Northern Ireland would be better spent on the NHS itself, a campaign group has said.

Yesterday the Health Minister, Edwin Poots, was the first witness as public hearings of the Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into emergency healthcare got under way in Belfast.

Appearing at the first of 12 public hearings to be held over the next two months, Mr Poots was questioned by a panel of three people, including the commission’s new chief commissioner, Les Allamby and former UN health rapporteur Professor Paul Hunt.


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