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The people of Arranmore island get to keep their one public health nurse

The HSE had planned to move the full-time nurse to the mainland but reversed this decision after a campaign by islanders.

Image: Niamh O'Mahony via Flickr

THE HSE HAS decided to reverse a cut to the public health nurse service on Arranmore island following a campaign by islanders.

The HSE had planned to move the full-time nurse to the mainland tomorrow. However islanders strongly voiced their concerns about losing the district nurse over the last number of days and a committee was set up to try to reverse the decision.

In a statement today the committee confirmed the HSE u-turn and thanked everyone who had supported their campaign.

TD Thomas Pringle hailed the decision as “a victory for the people that demonstrates the power of protest”.

Pringle said he was “delighted to hear that the HSE has seen common sense”. ”It’s times like this when we see what the power of people working towards a common goal can achieve and I congratulate the people of Arranmore for their victory over the Goliath,” he added.

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