AQW 23293/17-22 – Health Workers Special Recognition Payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when the special recognition payment for health workers will be provided to health care professionals in the private sector. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Work to deliver this payment to staff in the independent sector has proven to be complex and challenging and we … Continue reading AQW 23293/17-22 – Health Workers Special Recognition Payment

AQW 21930/17-22 – Provision of domiciliary care packages

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what measures his Department will take in conjunction with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to address the stresses in provision of domiciliary care packages. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: There are a range of challenges facing the domiciliary care sector at this … Continue reading AQW 21930/17-22 – Provision of domiciliary care packages

AQW 22105/17-22 – Development of the Covid-19 Vaccine App/Certification

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how many private businesses or external agencies have been involved in the development of the Covid-19 Vaccine App/Certification; and to detail the expenditure with these businesses and agencies. Minister of Health: The Digital Health & Care NI (DHCNI) partnership, comprising staff from the Department … Continue reading AQW 22105/17-22 – Development of the Covid-19 Vaccine App/Certification

AQW 8668/17-22 – Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health to detail the companies from whom the Health Service, including Health and Social Care Trusts, obtain personal protective equipment. Minister of Health: The following is a list of companies who supplied the Health Service with personal protective equipment from 1 March 2020 to 31 … Continue reading AQW 8668/17-22 – Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment

AQW 18911/17-22 – GP referrals to Emergency Departments

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health to detail the protocols for GP referrals to Emergency Departments. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: At an individual patient level, GPs use their clinical judgement to determine if it appropriate to transfer a patient to an Emergency Department. This decision is made after assessment … Continue reading AQW 18911/17-22 – GP referrals to Emergency Departments

McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has urged hospital patients and their visitors to wear face coverings when required. It comes after the British Medical Association said doctors has noticed an increasing number of people refusing to wear masks or get tested for coronavirus before attending hospital appointments or visits. The Mid-Ulster MLA said, "It is very … Continue reading McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

AQW 12616/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccination provision and allergens

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what vaccination provision will be made available to healthcare workers that Health and Social Care Trusts have decided the Pfizer vaccine would not be suitable due to history of severe allergic reactions. Minister of Health: The Pfizer vaccine contains polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is … Continue reading AQW 12616/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccination provision and allergens

AQW 7910/17-22 – Cultural Recovery Package

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities when applications can be made for support under the £29 million package allocated for cultural recovery. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: The £29m allocation from the Executive is in addition to the £5.5m Creative Support Fund previously established by the Department of which, to … Continue reading AQW 7910/17-22 – Cultural Recovery Package