Séan Neeson MLA said: “The Trust has been very short-sighted in making the decision to close these residential care homes.
“These closures will put far too much pressure on carers locally. That would be extremely unfair, as I don’t believe that carers get sufficient support or remuneration for the excellent work they do.
“What happens next for residents of these care homes? Many will face a very uncertain future and I feel for them at this time. Older people should be treated with respect as opposed to being put through this type of turmoil.
“Also, I want answers from the Health Minister and the Trust as to what will happen to staff at these homes, as their jobs are very important to the local economy?”