08 November 2019
DUP East Belfast candidate Gavin Robinson has said Sinn Fein press commentary about our health service rings hollow when that same party has been blocking devolution and preventing the implementation of the Bengoa Report.
Mr Robinson said,
“The best way to implement change in our health service would be to have a Health Minister and a functioning Northern Ireland Executive. Michelle O’Neill’s party is the blockage to securing both these outcomes.
Michelle O’Neill abandoned her post as Health Minister and left the Bengoa Report on her desk as she walked out the door. Bengoa was the most radical reform of how healthcare was to be delivered. For three years it has been gathering dust because of Sinn Fein’s boycott.
Whilst the DUP has delivered £1.5Billion for everyone in Northern Ireland which is helping our schools and hospitals, Sinn Fein has delivered nothing but chaos and headlines. We have used our influence to help tackle waiting times, recruit more nurses and provide better mental health services.
Sinn Fein want a mandate to do nothing. It’s time for Michelle O’Neill to get back to work. It’s time for Sinn Fein to lift the boycott. It’s time to get the Assembly restored.”