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Delay at Greenisland House Replacement has Implications for Joymount, Lisgarel

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has said that the lack of progress in replacing The Trust Residential Home Greenisland House does not bode well for the other NHS Trust Residential Homes in East Antrim, whose future is once again in question. Mr Beggs commented; “It was three years and a half years ago that the Northern Health Trust last proposed major changes in how care for the elderly was to be provided. Their initial efficiency saving plan to close all their residential homes was watered down after a consultation period which revealed considerable public opposition. The revised plan which was approved by the then Minister Michael McGimpsey saw no change to Lisgarel in Larne, and Joymount in Carrickfergus, while Greenisland House was to be replaced by a supported housing scheme built on site. During the consultation meetings, strong hints were given by Trust officials that new sheltered housing could be … Continue reading

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