Ambulance station ‘has to stay’

BALLYCASTLE SDLP councillor Dónal Cunningham has re-stated the case for the retention of the Ambulance Service Station in Ballycastle.

He said: “An ambulance depot in Ballycastle is needed more now than ever before. With Consultation between the Trust and the community around the key proposals of the Compton Report ‘a Transforming Your Care’ about to take place, the message must be that the Ballycastle community depends heavily on an efficient and locally delivered ambulance service.

“Moyle Council strongly supports the retention of Acute Services at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, and to get the best outcome from these services it is absolutely critical that the Ambulance Service has a base in Ballycastle which can serve people living in Ballycastle and the neighbouring isolated rural communities.”