Speaking as they handed in the letters of protest Foyle MLA Karen Mullan said “There has been growing anger and opposition over the past number of weeks to the proposed £70m cuts to the health service. People in Derry are worried and concerned at any attempt to implement cuts and the impact that would have here.
During this time our activists and elected representatives have been out on the ground gauging public opinion and asking people to sign letters to the Western Trust objecting to proposals as outlined in the Western Trust Financial planning 2017/2018 savings plans.
Sinn Féin is totally opposed to these cuts, which we regard as a direct attack on those most in need in our society.
Instead of cuts, we need to see investment in our health service, just as former health minister Michelle O’Neill called for.
We will continue to oppose Tory/DUP cuts to our frontline services and will continue to demonstrate campaign and lobby against austerity.”