West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Boyle welcomes latest Greenfield Home reprieve

Published: 20 May, 2015

Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the Western Trusts decision to reprieve Greenfield Home in Strabane from their latest list of possible closures.

The West Tyrone MLA said;

"The Western Trust has confirmed they have now been asked to proceed with the proposal to cease admissions in several care homes, however Greenfield Care home in Strabane has been given a reprieve from this.

"I and other Sinn Féin representatives stood with the residents and their supporters when the proposals to close these homes or limit admissions were first announced almost two years ago.

"Since then we have continued to support the residents and their families.

"The reality is we have an ageing population and we have to plan for that to ensure we have adequate facilities for older people.

"I am delighted the Trust have made a decision to keep Greenfield out of this latest list of closures. Great credit must go to the Greenfield Home residents, their families who, along with staff and the massive support of the wider community in this area, have played their full part in securing the future of this home."