Bradshaw welcomes domiciliary care worker inclusion as priority in vaccination programme

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed clarification domiciliary care workers who work for independent providers will be included alongside dentists, pharmacists and optometrists in the next round of the vaccination programme. However, South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw also renewed her call for consideration of all allied health professionals to be included at this […]

Bradshaw welcomes legal challenge on abortion services

South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the Human Rights Commission’s challenge to the Northern Ireland Office and the Department of Health for its failure to commission safe and accessible abortion services after they were legalised. The MLA stated: “The ongoing failure to implement the abortion framework is utterly unacceptable. Abortion is a conscience issue […]

Bradshaw welcomes use of independent sector to maximise surgery capacity

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement he will use all available space in both health and social care (HSC) facilities and the independent sector to deliver surgery, in line with her proposal in media interviews this morning. In a written statement to the Assembly, Robin Swann announced any available […]

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 […]