Alex Easton MLA and community campaigners have handed over the first of two petition handovers of 19033 names the largest ever done across Ards and North Down on a single issue to the Department of Health Permanent Secretary Peter May, clearly showing local residents opposition to the proposed closure of the Bangor and Ards Minor Injury Units

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“We as a community have organized this public petition to oppose the proposed plans to remove services from our Bangor and Newtownards Community yet again with the proposed closure of the two minor Injury units. We will be doing a further handover to the Chief Executive of the SE Trust also. For too long Bangor in particular has born the brunt of cuts right across different government body’s, this has to stop and our politicians need to start standing up for the people of Ards and North Down and their needs“

“I believe it is vitally important that Ards and North Down has these services maintained and that the SE Trust start to listen to the needs of residents for a change because all I hear is empty words, and broken promises. I am asking the residents of Ards and North to get behind us and let’s put a stop to this cut to a vital service which is needed for the development of our health needs within our community.”