McCloy ‘refuses to be bullied’ on hospital

SAVE the Mid campaigner Hugh McCloy today said he would openly accept a public meeting with Magherafelt Council to debate what Mid-Ulster Hospital means to Mid-Ulster residents.

Responding to criticism from the council this week, Mr McCloy stressed that he will not be bullied into silence “like many community groups in the past”.

Magherafelt Council issued a statement to reassure the public that they remained committed to the retention and improvement of all existing services at the hospital site.

The council also rejected accusations levelled by Mr McCloy that it had “secretly agreed to” the hospital’s downgrade and had now given up on it.

But in a statement Mr McCloy today reiterates his claims and says the council should be thinking more about Mid-Ulster residents rather than being selfish to their own district.

More on this story in the next issue of the Mid-Ulster Mail.