McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has received a reply to a Priority Written Assembly question he asked to Health Minister, Robin Swann, providing an update on telemedicine capacity. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "These are unprecedented times and our health service is working tirelessly to keep us safe and fight back against COVID-19. … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to extend COVID-19 testing to all domiciliary care and other frontline community healthcare workers. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Domiciliary care staff and other frontline community healthcare staff with symptoms of COVID-19 can avail of testing. There are currently no plans … Continue reading AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

AQW 3973/17-22 – Increased application of telemedicine

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what assessment has been made of the increased application of telemedicine in order to maximise the use of existing spare capacity in certain disciplines of acute and chronic hospital medicine. [Priority Written] Minister of Health:  Remote monitoring services have been used by Trusts prior to … Continue reading AQW 3973/17-22 – Increased application of telemedicine

AQW 4092/17-22 – Online Identification for Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what communication his Department has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to resolve the online Identification verification problems with the Self Employed Income Support Scheme for holders of an Irish passport and a Northern Ireland Driver Licence. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance:  My Permanent … Continue reading AQW 4092/17-22 – Online Identification for Self Employed Income Support Scheme

AQW 4023/17-22 – Business Support Grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what business support grant is being developed for businesses in rental properties with a total net annual value between £1,591 and £15,000. Minister for the Economy: The Small Business Support Grant is available to businesses who are a sole tenant of a rental … Continue reading AQW 4023/17-22 – Business Support Grants

AQW 4009/17-22 – Business support grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what business support grant is being developed for manufacturing businesses with a total net annual value over £15,001. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: There are no specific plans to develop a grant scheme for manufacturing businesses with a Total Net Annual Value (NAV) … Continue reading AQW 4009/17-22 – Business support grants

SDLP MLA refuses to be intimidated following loyalist threat

SDLP MLA and Deputy Speaker of the Assembly Patsy McGlone has said that he refuses to be intimidated after senior PSNI officers informed him of a threat made by loyalist paramilitaries. Mr McGlone said that neither he, nor journalists who have received threats, will be silenced or censored. Patsy McGlone MLA said, "Late last night, … Continue reading SDLP MLA refuses to be intimidated following loyalist threat

AQW 3954/17-22 – Rate Relief Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance when the work with Ulster University Economic Policy Centre on a targeted rate relief scheme will be completed. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: Ministerial colleagues and I met Mr Hetherington, Director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, today to discuss his draft findings. … Continue reading AQW 3954/17-22 – Rate Relief Scheme