Health Minister, Michael McGimpsey has condemned attacks on members of the Western Trust which caused significant disruption to yesterday’s (Thursday) Trust board meeting in Omagh.
The Minister said: “The disgraceful behaviour of the protestors at the Western Trust’s board meeting should be condemned by everyone.
“I do not dispute the rights of people to make their views known and to have their voices heard. However, it is simply not acceptable to attack people who are carrying out their work.
“We have a ‘zero tolerance’ response to verbal and physical attacks on healthcare and emergency staff and such assaults are rightly criticised by the public. There is no justification for assaulting health and social care staff, regardless of whether they work on the frontline or in management.”