Video: Protest planned over Whiteabbey Hospital MIU closure

Unison is to hold a protest meeting against the plans to temporarily close Whiteabbey Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit from December 1.

The protest, scheduled for 1pm on Saturday November 22 at the hospital, was organised at a public meeting called by the union and attended by hospital workers, politicians and the public on November 13.

Consultant Jonathan Swallow, UNISON Branch Secretary Marjorie Trimble and Head of Bargaining Ann Speed. INLT-47-703-con

Consultant Jonathan Swallow, UNISON Branch Secretary Marjorie Trimble and Head of Bargaining Ann Speed. INLT-47-703-con

The unit, which treats approximately 40 patients per day, is to be temporarily closed as part of a £7 million programme of Northern Trust cuts being rolled out over the next five months. Whiteabbey staff will be redeployed to support emergency and urgent care at Antrim Area Hospital.

For the full story see next week’s Newtownabbey Times, in shops on November 19.