Kieran McCarthy stated: “This would be disastrous for our health service. I am extremely angry that frontline services could be serious impacted upon due to these cuts.
“The public will be stunned that cuts of this magnitude and a freeze on recruitment are being discussed. We need strong, sustainable services and we will not settle for second best.
“Health is one of the most important, if not the most important sector of government. If the Stormont Executive cannot provide a strong health service then they will have failed the people of Northern Ireland.
“£1 billion is being wasted every year in Northern Ireland on maintaining division. How can this waste continue when our health service faces these massive cuts? The Executive must start ending segregation and protect vital services.”