McGuinness: Health is a priority

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

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Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says addressing the difficulties in the health service is a priority for Sinn Féin.

He made the comments after Health Minister Edwin Poots addressed the Stormont Health Committee on Wednesday (September 3) and warned the anticipated radiotherapy unit at Altnagelvin - slated for opening in 2016 - would be delayed by up to six months if £140m in proposed savings go ahead.

“Peter Robinson and I met yesterday to discuss the challenges facing the health service,” said Mr McGuinness.

“We are working together to address those problems.

“Any decision on budgets will of course have to be agreed at a full meeting of the Executive but health remains a priority for Sinn Féin,” he added.