The 32 County Sovereignty Movement welcomes the belated transfer of Marian Price from Hydebank to Hospital.
This overdue move demonstrates the seriousness of her health and well being and puts lie to the reasons peddled for holding her in gaol.
Mr Francis Mackey said, “We wish Marian a speedy recovery and we recognise the deterioration of Marian Price’s health is a direct result of the conditions in which she was held.
In welcoming her move to hospital we in the 32 CSM hope now that the recognised care packages available will be fully utilised and the contributing factors which led to her ill health will be eliminated.”
Statement from Price and McGlinchey family
June 22nd 2012
Marian Price’s husband Jerry McGlinchey and the Price family have concerns in relation to this latest move to a secure hospital unit in Belfast. Past moves made
on medical grounds have proved detrimental and indeed exacerbated Marian’s complex medical conditions. In recent discussions with medical consultants
charged with Marian’s care it was stated that an unsuitable environment would
be ‘counter-therapeutic’. In fact a doctor representing the state gave evidence
that going to a secure hospital unit would compound Marian’s acute illnesses
and would mitigate against any beneficial treatment.
We welcome the intervention of the UN doctors who will visit Marian over the
coming days and trust that they will make a speedy report on her condition given
the urgency of the situation. The family hope that this move to a secure unit is
not a cynical ploy on the eve of a visit by UN doctors to stymie any criticism of Marian’s treatment. We are also concerned that the media were privy to information
about this move before her family were informed.