End of life benefits must apply to NI, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said there must be clarity that the outcome of a review into end-of-life benefits announced by the UK Government must apply to Northern Ireland. The South Belfast MLA stated: “Coping during the end-of-life period is difficult enough without the additional pressures of managing a reforming welfare system to access […]

Tennyson: Your input can help determine future health provision locally

Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has urged people across the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area to take the opportunity to respond to an ongoing consultation regarding the future of breast assessment services at Craigavon Area Hospital. Speaking after a public meeting with campaigners and local residents in Armagh this week, Eóin said it was important everyone […]

Publication of domestic abuse and sexual violence action plan welcome but an Assembly needed for legislation, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the publication of a cross-Departmental action plan to tackle domestic abuse and sexual violence is welcome, but an Assembly is needed to pass the legislation to back it up. The strategy, published by the Departments of Justice and Health, include continued provision of a 24-hour helpline service […]