Meat processing workers must be protected

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that workers at meat processing plants must be assured that every step is being taken to secure their safety following reports of a small number of Covid-19 cases at Moy Park.  Mr McGlone said that the North must learn from outbreaks at meat processing plants in other … Continue reading Meat processing workers must be protected

McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has received a reply to a Priority Written Assembly question he asked to Health Minister, Robin Swann, providing an update on 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. … Continue reading McGlone: telemedicine could provide important support for health service

AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to extend COVID-19 testing to all domiciliary care and other frontline community healthcare workers. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Domiciliary care staff and other frontline community healthcare staff with symptoms of COVID-19 can avail of testing. There are currently no plans … Continue reading AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

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

McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

Chair of Stormont’s All Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone MLA has called on government to act on the advice of the Construction Employers Federation and provide cover for non-essential construction work to cease as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said that construction projects should continue, with appropriate social distancing, … Continue reading McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

AQW 3813/17-22 – Civil Service Staff Coronavirus Outbreak

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance, in light of the coronavirus outbreak and in the interests of staff welfare, what health and disability audit has been undertaken of staff in the Civil Service in order that people with particular health vulnerabilities may work from home. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance:  … Continue reading AQW 3813/17-22 – Civil Service Staff Coronavirus Outbreak