AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what progress has been made by his Department in addressing the recommendations set out in last year’s Northern Ireland Audit Office report on workforce planning for nursing and midwifery, particularly in relation to addressing excessive expenditure on agency nursing staff. Minister of Health: My … Continue reading AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

AQW 15638/17-22 – Halting work on the new permanent border control posts

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with Executive colleagues and others (i) before; and (ii) after his unilateral decision to halt work on the new permanent border control posts required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: … Continue reading AQW 15638/17-22 – Halting work on the new permanent border control posts

AQW 15635/17-22 – COVID-19 special recognition payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether the £500 COVID-19 special recognition payment to Health and Social Care workers will be determined as income for claimants of Universal Credit and other means-tested benefits. Minister for Communities: I am fully supportive of the payment of COVID-19 related support grants to workers … Continue reading AQW 15635/17-22 – COVID-19 special recognition payment

AQW 16056/17-22 – Healthcare workers income

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what actions are being taken to provide healthcare workers with an income which recognises properly their roles and responsibilities. Minister of Health: Our health and social care workforce are employed within the HSC on Agenda for Change (AfC) terms and conditions, which matches roles … Continue reading AQW 16056/17-22 – Healthcare workers income

AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health whether amounts of the Pfizer vaccine have been dumped by Health and Social Care Trusts because the numbers of people invited for vaccine at the end of shifts did not match up to the anticipated supply required with no standby list being contacted to … Continue reading AQW 12617/17-22 – COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine

AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health why larger numbers of vaccines for COVID-19 cannot be provided with a specific delivery date in advance so that proper planning and coordination can be done with primary care practices. Minister of Health: The vaccines are received via Public Health England before being stored … Continue reading AQW 12615/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQO 1740/17-22 – Post-primary school transfer

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how he plans to support the transfer of children from primary to post-primary schools in the 2021/22 school year. Minister of Education: In order to support the transfer process and to ensure that parental preference for school sectors is maximised, I have already approved … Continue reading AQO 1740/17-22 – Post-primary school transfer