AQW 23293/17-22 – Health Workers Special Recognition Payment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health when the special recognition payment for health workers will be provided to health care professionals in the private sector. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Work to deliver this payment to staff in the independent sector has proven to be complex and challenging and we … Continue reading AQW 23293/17-22 – Health Workers Special Recognition Payment

AQW 21930/17-22 – Provision of domiciliary care packages

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what measures his Department will take in conjunction with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust to address the stresses in provision of domiciliary care packages. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: There are a range of challenges facing the domiciliary care sector at this … Continue reading AQW 21930/17-22 – Provision of domiciliary care packages

AQW 22105/17-22 – Development of the Covid-19 Vaccine App/Certification

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how many private businesses or external agencies have been involved in the development of the Covid-19 Vaccine App/Certification; and to detail the expenditure with these businesses and agencies. Minister of Health: The Digital Health & Care NI (DHCNI) partnership, comprising staff from the Department … Continue reading AQW 22105/17-22 – Development of the Covid-19 Vaccine App/Certification

AQW 8668/17-22 – Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health to detail the companies from whom the Health Service, including Health and Social Care Trusts, obtain personal protective equipment. Minister of Health: The following is a list of companies who supplied the Health Service with personal protective equipment from 1 March 2020 to 31 … Continue reading AQW 8668/17-22 – Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment

AQW 11323/17-22 – Domiciliary care packages

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how many domiciliary care packages are currently not being delivered in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust due to staff shortage and absence; and what measures are being taken to address this situation. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: As of December 2020, there … Continue reading AQW 11323/17-22 – Domiciliary care packages

AQW 18911/17-22 – GP referrals to Emergency Departments

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health to detail the protocols for GP referrals to Emergency Departments. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: At an individual patient level, GPs use their clinical judgement to determine if it appropriate to transfer a patient to an Emergency Department. This decision is made after assessment … Continue reading AQW 18911/17-22 – GP referrals to Emergency Departments

AQW 21825/17-22 – Domiciliary care packages in Mid-Ulster

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what actions are being taken to address the urgent situations caused by absence of domiciliary care packages in the Mid-Ulster area. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: As I outlined in my response to AQW 21370/17-22, to assist with addressing the lack of availability of … Continue reading AQW 21825/17-22 – Domiciliary care packages in Mid-Ulster

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