Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “I am shocked that the Southern Trust are looking to close all their care homes.
“Many residents would not want to move; some of whom have lived in their care home for years.
“I think the Health Minister must urgently look at this proposal, especially after the Northern Trust annouced they are also looking to close all their care homes. There is still a need for the Trust to provide some sort of care home provision.
“There is an urgent need for clarity on this issue to end the confusion and fear among the residents and their families.”