Alex Easton MLA is deeply saddened by the announcement by NIID to go ahead with the closure of Stewart Memorial Nursing Home a privately run home.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am deeply saddened by this announcement by NIID to close their privately run home, the residents, relatives and the staff will be greatly upset by this news as I am, especially after all the effort put in to try and keep Stewart Memorial open which myself and relatives worked so hard to try and keep Stewart Memorial open.”

“I am still firmly of the view that Stewart Memorial could have been kept open if the will had been there by NIID. We now have to think about the future of the Residents, relatives and staff and I will be contacting the SE Trust and Department of Health first thing this week to see what can be done to help the relatives and residents along this difficult road.”