AQW 13306/17-22 – Mental Health Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what additional mental health support is being provided to help people cope with COVID-19 lockdown. Minister of Health: I am fully aware of the impact lockdown has had on people’s mental health, especially those already suffering from mental illness during Covid-19 restrictions. Since the … Continue reading AQW 13306/17-22 – Mental Health Support during COVID-19 Lockdown

AQW 12877/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations to the volunteer search and rescue sector. Minister of Health: Vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) … Continue reading AQW 12877/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQW 12798/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided to carers of people who are clinically extremely vulnerable. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: As you will be aware, vaccination policy in Northern Ireland is based on the recommendations and advice provided by the independent Joint Committee on … Continue reading AQW 12798/17-22 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to provision of Vitamin D to the wider population in the fight against COVID-19. Minister of Health: My Department has a formal link with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) under which NICE Clinical Guidance is … Continue reading AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

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