Alex Easton MLA welcomes the news that Ards and North Down passed the following motion last night opposing the closure of the Ards and Bangor Minor Injury units, which is great news .
“This Council rejects the proposals to close the Bangor and Newtownards Minor
Injuries Units. We believe that this will lead to a detrimental impact on patient care
particularly at an already overstretched Ulster Hospital. The Council calls on the
Trust to not only retain the minor injury unit in Ards but also to re-open the Bangor
minor injury unit. We see this as a better way to treat more people locally and ease
the pressure on the Ulster. We urge the Trust to listen to the real concerns from the
public and we hope that this consultation exercise is a genuine one and not a cover
for something that is already a done deal”
However the following Alliance Councillors voted against the motion and support the closure of the Ards and Bangor MIUs in a recorded vote, ask them when they knock your door looking for your vote why.
Cllr Irwin
Cllr Morgan
Alderman McDowell
Councillor McRandall
Alderman Wilson
Cllr McAlpine
Cllr Walker
Cllr Moore
Cllr Douglas