Kilkeel Out of Hours closure extended by Southern Trust yet again

Southern Trust only disclosing information on site when prompted by The Outlook

Kilkeel Out of Hours closure extended by Southern Trust yet again

The Kilkeel Primary Care Centre has remained closed to the public since the end of June, despite previous claims by the Southern Trust it would only stay closed over the summer.

Joanne Knox

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THE Urgent Care Out of Hours Service in Kilkeel is to remain closed for yet another month as the Southern Health and Social Care Trust claims its review is still ongoing.

Kilkeel Out of Hours closed its doors at the end of July, with the move to Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospital sites claimed by the Trust to have been a temporary measure.

However, normal service has yet to resume at the Kilkeel facility with its continued closure described as a "betrayal of the people of Mourne" by one local representative.

The Trust has made no official public statement on the continued closure, only confirming the facility remains mothballed when asked specifically by The Outlook.

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