Bradshaw to meet Belfast Trust urgently on contraceptive implant review

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said she will meet the Belfast Trust tomorrow morning to discuss the major review into 752 contraceptive implants being incorrectly inserted. More than 750 women are being contacted over the implants, which have been inserted over the past three years. The review goes back to 2017 and at […]

Health Minister must make urgent statement on risk of private tests, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called on the Health Minister to make a clear statement on the risk involved with private tests taking place in school halls, as such arrangements seem contrary to current coronavirus regulations. The South Belfast MLA said any gathering in an indoor sitting, such as the first transfer test […]

Bradshaw welcomes change in vaccination strategy

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement of a change in vaccination strategy so that more people initially receive the first dose quickly. The South Belfast MLA stated: “The approval of the Oxford vaccine and further on-going indications of the significant benefit provided by a single dose mean that it is […]

Alliance Education Spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has praised those who campaigned to see period products supplied in all schools in Northern Ireland

Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Education Committee, was speaking after the Education Minister announced he would move forward with ensuring products would be made available in all schools further to the submission of a petition with 5,000 signatures aimed at tackling period poverty. He added: “This is good news for all who have campaigned to […]

Pressures across the Health Service have been exposed: Bradshaw

The Alliance Party’s Health Spokesperson has said the pressures across our health service have again been laid bare – this time in Antrim. She said: “My heart goes out to those patients who have spent hours awaiting admission and treatment at Antrim Area Hospital, while in pain and discomfort. “The pressures felt right across our […]

Bradshaw seeks assurances over neonatal cot availability

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has expressed alarm after receiving notification no neonatal cots were available at any hospital on the island of Ireland at 2.45pm on December 14, with patients potentially needing to be transferred to Scotland. Questioning the Health Minister in the Assembly today, the South Belfast MLA asked about the availability of the cots, and […]

Education Minister should introduce free period products in schools, says Lyttle

The Education Minister should introduce free period products in schools, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Mr Lyttle was speaking after submitting a petition of 5,000 signatures on behalf of Homeless Period Belfast to the Assembly calling for the products to be supplied to schools, alleviating period poverty and bringing Northern Ireland into […]

Progress needed to protect the health of our young people, says Bradshaw, as Minister confirms ban on smoking in cars when under-18s present

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed news the Health Minister will be bringing forward legislation to ban smoking in cars where under-18s are present. In response to a question in the Assembly Chamber from the South Belfast MLA, the Health Minister also stated he would be legislating to end the sale of e-cigarettes […]

Bradshaw welcomes launch of organ donation opt-out consultation

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the launch of a consultation on statutory opt-out for organ donation. Health Minister Robin Swann launched the consultation, which will seek the views of the public on how to introduce a soft opt-out system, changing from the current method of opt-in, where organ donation only proceeds if […]