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Beggs supports diabetes week 2019

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs, Ulster Unionist Party Health Spokesperson has added his support to diabetes week which runs from 10th – 16th June and aims to raise awareness of the work of Diabetes UK. Roy Beggs MLA said “This public awareness week will hopefully increase the public’s understanding of diabetes and help to tackle stigma. Diabetes UK are keen to get some facts across about diabetes. At the moment in the UK 4.7m people are living with diabetes, including 1 million who don’t even know they have diabetes. In total around one in 15 of us are living with diabetes so the chances are high that we have a family member or friend with diabetes.” A Diabetes UK representative said “Type 1 and Type 2 are the two main types of diabetes. There are rarer types too. What the all have in common is they raise sugar levels in … Continue reading

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Beggs Welcomes Inaugural Larne ROC Conversation

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed the inaugural ‘Redeeming Our Communities’ ROC Conversation’ in Larne, which took place on Tuesday May 28, at Larne High School. Mr Beggs said “I met ROC and their local worker Keeva Watson, at Stormont, last year and received an update on how a ROC community conversation could help to simulate positive community action. I then suggested bringing Redeeming Our Communities to the East Antrim area. I had a number of meetings with ROC and I am delighted that the successful meeting in Carrickfergus Town Hall has now been followed up with a positive, well attended ROC conversation at Larne High School.” ROC is a national faith-based community engagement charity meeting a range of social needs across the UK. Their mission of ‘empowering people of goodwill’ is to work together for safer, stronger communities’ underlines all that they do. ROC works in … Continue reading

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Beggs Condemns Those Responsible for Sledgehammer Attack in Larne

Beggs condemns those responsible for sledgehammer attack in Larne East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs has condemned those behind an attack on a home in the Moyle Parade area of Larne shortly after midnight. Roy Beggs MLA said “It appears that four masked men attacked a property with sledgehammers but thankfully no one was inside the house at the time. Damage was caused to windows, doors and also inside the home. I would urge anyone who saw the attack to liaise with the PSNI to help them with their investigations by calling 101.” Ends

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Beggs Condemns Samurai Sword Attack in Larne

Beggs Condemns Samurai Sword Attack in Larne East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs has condemned those behind a samurai sword attack which left a victim with minor injuries. Roy Beggs MLA said “It is welcome news that 2 men have been arrested following this reckless and dangerous attack involving a samurai sword in Larne in the early hours of Sunday. I hope that the victim is able to make a full recovery. If you saw anything, I would urge you to contact the PSNI on 101.” Ends

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Emergency Department waiting times wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else in the UK

Emergency Department waiting times wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else in the UK – Beggs Ulster Unionist Health Spokesperson Roy Beggs MLA has again highlighted that the local A&E waiting times would simply not be tolerated in any other part of the United Kingdom. Roy Beggs said: “Between April 2018 and March 2019, 88% of patients in England were treated or admitted within four hours, according to NHS England data. The figure for all the main emergency units across Northern Ireland for just the month of March 2019 was 62.3%. Whilst it’s marginally better than what it was in March 2018, any attempt by the local Department of Health to proclaim some sort of accomplishment would be totally misplaced. “Doctors in England have been warning that patients are ‘dying prematurely’ amid ‘intolerable’ hospital delays there. I am frightened to think what those same doctors would have to say about ours. “I … Continue reading

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