Dr Anne Marie Telford, Director of the Daisy Hill Hospital Pathfinder project has invited local community and voluntary groups, service users, carers and public representatives to meet with her.

The Pathfinder Project was announced by the Southern Trust last month and plans to develop proposals for urgent and emergency care in Newry and Mourne. Dr Telford was appointed to oversee this work.

Dr Telford stresses that the community must be central to the process; “I want to ensure the widest possible involvement of people who live in the Newry and Mourne area and who use these important services.

Dr Telford
Dr Telford

“I have therefore written to a wide range of interested parties and I am keen to meet with as many people as possible during the first week in August 2017. At these initial talks, I would like people to tell me how best we can work together to develop a long term plan which will stabilise, safeguard and sustain local emergency care services.

“I want to ensure strong community representation on the Pathfinder group and the various sub groups that will support the project. Full and inclusive community participation will be fundamental to the success of the project, and the input of service users and carers will be a major part of the process.

“As a final report on the outcome of the project and recommendations are due in November this year it’s important that we progress this work as soon as possible. I have therefore invited people to arrange a meeting with me at any of the following venues and I look forward to working with the community on this exciting project over the coming months.”

Wednesday 2 August Kilkeel Health Centre 9am to 6pm

Conference Room 1st floor 

Thursday 3 August Daisy Hill Hospital 9am to 7pm

Nurses Home Boardroom  

Friday 4 August Crossmaglen Community Centre  9am to 6pm

Training Room 1st floor 

To book a 30 minute meeting please contact Anna Donnelly on Telephone 028 3756 0015 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.