Alex Easton MLA we are now nearly at the two year point since the Bangor Minor injury Unit was closed temporally and it is time for the SE Trust to reopen the Bangor Minor Injuries unit at Bangor Hospital.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“I am disturbed, and deeply concerned that the proposed temporary closure of the Bangor minor Injury’s Unit at Bangor Hospital because of the Corona Virus ids heading towards the two year mark. While I understand there needs to be planning on how to tackle this virus and indeed the need to plan to cope with the pressures this virus will have on our Health System. I am surprised that the temporary closure of the Bangor minor Injury unit will have in helping with this. I feel that in my opinion this is adding to the burden placed on the Accident and Emergency unit at the Ulster Hospital and will see a vital service that is much needed at Bangor being temporarily being moved to Newtownards which does not make sense due to the demographics of a much larger population in Bangor and also a much larger elderly population. While I fully support the all efforts to combat the virus I really hope that this decision is looked at again as it really does not make sense to me, it’s time for the SE Trust to reopen the Bangor Minor Injury Unit or is there another reason they are failing to do so?”