UUP and SDLP want MLAs to be recalled to discuss crisis in health

Peter Robinson  accompanied by Edwin Poots.

Peter Robinson accompanied by Edwin Poots.

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MLAs should return from their holidays to discuss the growing financial crisis in the health service, the UUP and SDLP have said.

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt said that the Executive needed to meet to discuss the funding shortfall which has already led to service cuts.

Party Leader Peter Robinson and Edwin Poots.
Party Leader Peter Robinson and Edwin Poots.

As Health Minister Edwin Poots again made clear that he will not allow the cuts to his department’s budget unless the Executive as a whole votes for them, Mr Nesbitt said: “I am well aware that this is a proper crisis that needs to be met with a proper political response.”

 

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