Fury as multiple sclerosis respite unit in Dalriada Hospital is ‘temporarily’ closed

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The MS Society has expressed serious concern following the announcement today (Thursday) that the Regional MS respite unit in Dalriada Hospital is to close ‘temporarily’ until March 2015.

Reacting to the announcement that Northern Ireland’s only dedicated MS respite unit is temporarily closing, Patricia Gordon, Director of the MS Society said: “The MS Society is deeply concerned that this decision will have a devastating impact on people affected by MS. There are more than 4000 people living with MS in Northern Ireland – one of the highest rates in the world – and yet MS services have been dramatically reduced in recent months causing serious distress for local families.”

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