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

AQO 2132/17-22 – COVID-19 recovery plan

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister to outline a timetable for the publication and implementation of the Executive’s COVID-19 recovery plan. First Minister and deputy First Minister: There are three key programmes of work in the Executive’s roadmap to Recovery: lifting restrictions; short to medium term recovery; … Continue reading AQO 2132/17-22 – COVID-19 recovery plan

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

McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has expressed concern that some people could struggle to access the high street voucher scheme and has called for urgent action from Stormont Ministers. Anyone over the age of 18 can apply for a £100 pre-paid card through the NI Direct website. While applications … Continue reading McGlone raises serious issues with high street voucher access

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