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Swann welcomes health pledge on future of Dalriada Hospital

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Mr Robin Swann MLA, the Ulster Unionist Party North Antrim Assemblyman and UUP Chief Whip, has said he is “exceptionally please” he has welcomed a pledge from the Sinn Fein Health Minister of a confirmation there will be “no change” in the future status of the much-needed Dalriada Hospital in Ballycastle.

Assemblyman Swann, who is also North Antrim UUP Chairman and Chairman of the Stormont Public Accounts Committee, secured the assurance from the Minister following a written question to her.

Mr Swann had asked the Minister of Health for an update on the future status and utilisation of Dalriada Hospital.

Responding to Assemblyman Swann, the Minister said: “There are no plans to change the status or utilisation of Dalriada Hospital.

“However, a Dalriada Pathfinder project is bringing Health and Social Care organisations together with local community representatives and the voluntary sector to look at ways of integrating health and social care around the expressed needs of frail and vulnerable patients in the Northern Trust area.

“A Steering Group is co-ordinating the project and engagement with the local community has also commenced to share the vision for the Dalriada Pathfinder,” the Minister told Assemblyman Swann.

Mr Swann added: “While I warmly welcome this commitment from the Minister for the ‘Dal’, I will be monitoring the situation very closely to ensure that sufficient funding and human resources are provided to secure the long-term future of this much-needed constituency hospital.”

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