AQW 26228/17-22 – PSNI Assistance for Ambulance call

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how many times in the last twelve months the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service has requested PSNI assistance to attend an ambulance call due to an ambulance crew not being available. Minister of Health: The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has indicated that information on … Continue reading AQW 26228/17-22 – PSNI Assistance for Ambulance call

AQW 26322/17-22 – GP Out of Hours services

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what measures will be taken to ensure that Dalriada Urgent Care out of hours service has sufficient resources to meet demand. Minister of Health: GP Out of Hours (OOHs) services across Northern Ireland continue to face pressures, with demand increasing and difficulties filling GP … Continue reading AQW 26322/17-22 – GP Out of Hours services

AQO 2863/17-22 – Additional COVID-19 funding for childcare sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education to outline the additional funding that will be provided to the childcare sector due to COVID-19 pressures. Minister of Education: From 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2021, my Department paid approximately £37m Covid-19 funding to the childcare sector via two separate funding schemes … Continue reading AQO 2863/17-22 – Additional COVID-19 funding for childcare sector

AQW 26010/17-22 – Financial support for COVID Status Certification

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance what financial support will be made available to businesses negatively impacted by the introduction of COVID Status Certification in Domestic Settings. [Priority Written] Minister of Finance: A significant amount of support has been provided by the Executive to the sectors affected since the start … Continue reading AQW 26010/17-22 – Financial support for COVID Status Certification

AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what progress has been made by his Department in addressing the recommendations set out in last year’s Northern Ireland Audit Office report on workforce planning for nursing and midwifery, particularly in relation to addressing excessive expenditure on agency nursing staff. Minister of Health: My … Continue reading AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

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

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