October 5, 2022
Hospital patients can’t wait until Protocol is sorted – Murphy

Sinn Fein MLA and Finance Minister Conor Murphy said today that the DUP should get back into the Executive to help tackle the crises facing the health service.

Conor Murphy was speaking after Accident and Emergency departments came under huge pressure in recent days with some patients waiting more than 24 hours to be seen. The Newry Armagh MLA said that patients on waiting lists should not suffer until the Protocol is sorted.

The Newly Armagh MLA said:

“Our emergency departments have been under huge pressure this week with some patients waiting longer than 24 hours to be seen by a doctor.

“That is unacceptable and our doctors, nurses and other health workers are crying out for help.

“They want an Executive up and running to help them tackle chronic hospital waiting lists and to cut the times people are waiting for necessary surgical procedures.

“It’s simply not good enough to tell people suffering in hospitals or on growing waiting lists for operations that they must wait until the Protocol is sorted.

“I am calling on the DUP to put first the interests of those who elected us. They should get back around the Executive table and work with the rest of us to agree a three-year budget and put an extra £1billion into health to tackle waiting lists and recruit more doctors and nurses.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

People here pay their taxes and deserve first-class public services.

Finance Minister Caoimhe Archibald met with the Treasury today on behalf of the Executive to continue our efforts to secure fair funding for health, education, and public services.

After over a decade of cruel

The government has given NO additional investment for building badly needed homes across the state.

Today is a missed opportunity to take a real step in tackling the housing crisis and shows how out of touch Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are with workers and families.

Summer Economic Statement delivered by a government that is out of time and out of road - @PearseDoherty

"The State has the resources to tackle the problems that workers and families are facing – what is lacking is political will."

Myself and @ClaireKerrane raised the emergency case of Tori Towey with the Taoiseach seeking urgent intervention in her situation.

The system in Dubai, rather than protecting this Irish citizen chose to detain and charge her.

She wants to come home.

The Taoiseach must

Load More