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Anger brimming in Roslea


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THERE was a strong Roslea contingent at Monday evening’s public health meeting in Enniskillen, with the village in line for yet more cuts under the Western Trust’s savings proposals.
Having already lost its GP services, Roslea is now facing the threat of losing its older people’s services in the form of Carn Court Day Care Centre. Under the Trust’s proposed financial savings plan, the centre could close under the plan to “consolidate services onto fewer sites and rationalise existing services in order to maximise the efficient use of resources.”
Margaret Cosgrove who works at Carn Court said this was the second time the service was under threat in just a few years.
“The residents just don’t know what to do, they’ve no where to go,” she said. “Some of them are in their 90s and are frail. We don’t know where they’ll be sent. It’s just awful for the older people. It’s their lifeline coming here.
“Roslea has nearly nothing left in it now. The school’s gone, the doctors is gone, and if they close us there will be nothing left in the village.”
Caroline Keegan from Roslea Save Our Services, who had been present at the cancelled meeting on Thursday night meeting also, said village residents were already travelling round trips of up to 30 miles for health care.
“We’re really in dire straits,” she said. “Older people are relying on the good will people to take them.”
Ms Keegan said the people of Roslea were “very, very angry” about the continued cuts and closures
“We’re very angry we’ve lost our doctor, we had a doctor in the village for over 100 years, and it just seems to be going backwards. It’s just more and more cuts.”

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