Bradshaw welcomes decrease in time between vaccine doses

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the imminent decrease in the time between vaccine doses to a maximum of eight weeks, as the share of the population having received first doses approaches 80 per cent. The Department of Health have confirmed the current gap will be reduced from 12 weeks, offering better protection […]

Exceptional funding will still be required for Health post-Pandemic – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has warned exceptional funding will still be required for the health system after the pandemic, upon the second report of the NI Audit Office into COVID-19 spending. The South Belfast MLA said: “While noting that it comes both from the UK Treasury and the NI block grant, the total spend […]

Health Minister can show gratitude to carers by following up previous pledges, says Armstrong

The Health Minister can show gratitude for the work of carers during the pandemic by following up on previous pledges, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said.   Ms Armstrong was speaking as she brought a petition to the Assembly, calling on Robin Swann to support carers by reopening all respite and day centres across Northern […]

Negligence figures raise concerns over learning in clinical governance, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has expressed extreme frustration at failure to learn from clinical and social care negligence cases, as figures show money paid out on them continues to rise. The South Belfast MLA stated: “The most striking aspect of these figures is that the broad upwards trend in cases and pay-outs, however […]

Case for new maternity strategy clear and urgent, say Alliance representatives

Alliance representatives have said the case for a new maternity strategy learning from the pandemic is clear and urgent. It follows on from work already being done on a new perinatal mental health delivery model. Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA said a new maternity strategy was long overdue. “We have already waited three years and […]

Bradshaw welcomes steps to maximise vaccination roll-out among younger people

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the assurance Pfizer and Moderna vaccine supplies will suffice to complete the vaccination programme among younger adults. Ms Bradshaw was speaking after the JCVI said under-40s were to be offered the Pfizer jab as an alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine. People who have already received their first jab […]

Western Trust abortion announcement shows Secretary of State intervention now urgent, says Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the Western Trust’s decision to suspend their early medical abortion service justifies the intervention of the Secretary of State to ensure the law is upheld and services are provided. The Trust said it would stop accepting referrals for early medical abortion services from 5pm today (Friday). “The suspension of the […]