AQW 27660/17-22 – Substitute Teachers Qualifications

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what measures are being taken to ensure that substitute teachers have the relevant subject qualifications to match the classroom curriculum. Minister of Education: The Department of Education is not the employer of teachers and has no remit to intervene in the day-to-day running of … Continue reading AQW 27660/17-22 – Substitute Teachers Qualifications

AQW 26972/17-22 – Public Sector Care Staff

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health, pursuant to AQW 26570/17-22, what additional financial support will be provided to domiciliary care and care home staff employed in the public sector. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Domiciliary care workers directly employed by the HSC enjoy the benefits of the Agenda for Change … Continue reading AQW 26972/17-22 – Public Sector Care Staff

AQW 26570/17-22 – Priorities for £23million support for Domiciliary Care

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health how the recently announced £23 million for domiciliary care and care home staff will be prioritised for expenditure. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: There has been a significant amount of engagement between the sector and my Department on this funding package, with a clear … Continue reading AQW 26570/17-22 – Priorities for £23million support for Domiciliary Care

AQW 25575/17-22 – Domiciliary care in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what his Department is doing to address domiciliary care in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Pressures on domiciliary care services continue as demand outstrips supply. The pressures faced by the Northern Health & Social Care Trust are … Continue reading AQW 25575/17-22 – Domiciliary care in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust

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 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

McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has urged hospital patients and their visitors to wear face coverings when required. It comes after the British Medical Association said doctors has noticed an increasing number of people refusing to wear masks or get tested for coronavirus before attending hospital appointments or visits. The Mid-Ulster MLA said, "It is very … Continue reading McGlone urges public to wear face coverings in hospitals