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

McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has submitted a written Assembly question to Health Minister, Robin Swann, to ask for an update on our 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. They deserve our … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine capacity must be increased

AQW 3913/17-22 – Types and quantities of PPE delivered

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health to detail the types and quantities of personal protection equipment delivered within the last week to (i) each Health and Social Care Trust; (ii) the NI Ambulance Service; (iii) the NI Fire and Rescue Service; and (iv) other agencies within his Department’s responsibility. [Priority … Continue reading AQW 3913/17-22 – Types and quantities of PPE delivered

AQW 3738/17-22 – Health Service advice and extra resources during COVID-19 outbreak

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster):  To ask the Minister of Health, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, what advice and extra resources are being provided to Health Service staff, including to domiciliary care workers; and whether consistent practices exist across Health and Social Care Trusts. Minister of Health: Thank you for your Assembly Written Question. … Continue reading AQW 3738/17-22 – Health Service advice and extra resources during COVID-19 outbreak

AQW 1968/17-22 – Domiciliary care workers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what action has been taken in each Health and Social Care Trust to recruit domiciliary care workers; and how many posts are to be filled in each Trust. Minister of Health: My Department is currently considering a number of recommendations from the Power to … Continue reading AQW 1968/17-22 – Domiciliary care workers

McGlone Welcomes Progress on New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress on the development of a new-build mental health facility at the Antrim Area site. In a recent email to the Mid Ulster MLA, the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health, Richard Pengelly, confirmed that the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) proposal for … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Progress on New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

McGlone: Urgent Need for New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has urged the Department of Health to set a date for the development of a new-build mental health facility at the Antrim Area Hospital site. Along with party colleague John Dallat, MLA, Mr McGlone met with Dr Tony Stevens and senior officials at the Northern Health and Social … Continue reading McGlone: Urgent Need for New-build Mental Health Facility at Antrim

McGlone: Urgent Action Needed to Address Failure to Meet Patient Demand

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called for urgent action to address the failure of the Health Service to meet patient demand for treatment. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after the Western Trust admitted in correspondence that a lack of resources meant they were unable to see or treat all patients referred … Continue reading McGlone: Urgent Action Needed to Address Failure to Meet Patient Demand