[Sinn Fein]

5th June 2003

Ramsey welcomes fall in waiting list figures  

Sinn Fein Health Spokesperson, former MLA Sue Ramsey has welcomed news that waiting list figures have fallen for the second quarter running but called for continued increases in investment in terms of staffing levels and resources.

Ms Ramsey said:

``The former Health Minister Bairbre de Brún put in place the foundations for far reaching change within our health care services. Fundamental to achieving lasting progress must be continued investment and increases in staffing levels and resources.

``The focus put on tackling waiting lists by Bairbre de Brún and the measures she introduced are now beginning to bear fruit. But too many people are still waiting for too long so there is still further progress to be made.''

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