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NI to close hospitals

11th February 2011

Research commissioned by the Health and Social Care Board has warned that some hospitals in Northern Ireland may have to close to help balance the books over the coming years.

It says a financial crisis is looming unless tough decisions are made. Other controversial suggestions contained in the document include a charge for patients going to A&E or their GP though health minister Michael McGimpsey said he can not support some of the proposals. There are fears that 4,000 jobs could be lost because of budget cuts.


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