Marie Stopes Service Ability
Marie Stopes UK Managing Director, Paul McPartlan said:
“We’d like to reassure people that we are not suspending any services. January and February are always the busiest times of year for all abortion services and we are currently managing high demand by referring private clients to other providers to ensure they can be seen as soon as possible.
"This is a temporary measure. We believe getting women access to services quickly is the right thing to do when our wait times are high. We'll always support Irish women however we can in Belfast, in England and through our helpline 24 hours a day so they can be seen as quickly as possible.
"If women have any questions they can call us from Northern Ireland on 0345 300 3737, and from the Republic of Ireland (Freephone) on 1 800 200 374.
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Notes to Editors
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Telephone: 0203 219 8245 / 07769 166 516
About Marie Stopes UK
Marie Stopes UK is the leading independent provider of sexual and reproductive health services. Every year more than 70,000 women and men come to our centres for information, advice, professional care and support. In addition to these face-to-face consultations, our 24hr confidential helpline One Call (0345 300 8090) offers advice or counselling day or night and last year received more than 300,000 calls.
Choice is fundamental to everything we do, and we respect the right of a woman to decide whether and when to have children. To achieve this we believe that all women should have access to comprehensive sexual health services, and that these services should be of the highest quality.