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

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