Praise for emergency services halting attempted hospital arson attack

05 January 2018

Upper Bann DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has commended the emergency services for their swift action in dealing with an attempted arson attack at Craigavon Area Hospital last night.

Carla Lockhart MLA

Carla Lockhart

Commenting the Assembly member said, “I am glad that due to the swift action of the Fire and Rescue Service and the PSNI, an attempted arson attack at Craigavon Area Hospital was halted.

I understand that the incident took place at the pharmacology lab and there was significant damage to equipment. Thankfully any risk posed to staff and further damage to this unit was averted last night. Praise must be given to the Fire and Rescue Service who dealt with the matter efficiently and to the PSNI who have made a subsequent arrest.

This sinister incident has come at a time when our health service is under incredible pressure.  It defies logic that someone would seek to destroy our local hospital.  Today I am meeting with the Health Trust to discuss the recent crisis.”
 

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