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Coronavirus: Belfast City Council rejects proposals for health officials to take over private hospitals

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The motion was proposed by People Before Profit councillor Fiona Ferguson. Credit: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

The motion was proposed by People Before Profit councillor Fiona Ferguson. Credit: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

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The motion was proposed by People Before Profit councillor Fiona Ferguson. Credit: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Belfast City Council has rejected a proposal asking health officials to take over private hospitals as part of the Covid-19 response. 

The motion, put forward by People Before Profit, called for the health service to take possession of the likes of the Ulster Independent Clinic, North West Independent Clinic and Kingsbridge Private Hospital for the duration of the pandemic.

The proposal called for the Executive “to immediately bring the personnel and resources of the private healthcare facilities into public control and under the direction of the health service”.


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