Bradshaw offers cautious welcome to increased GP investment plans

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the plans for new investment in GP services are welcome, but cautioned there is still a significant financial shortfall. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after the announcement of £26.76 million for GP services in Northern Ireland, including up to £18.17 million for the continuation of transformation […]

Suicide Strategy welcome, but testament to Stormont failure

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw, has welcomed the Northern Ireland administration’s new suicide strategy, Protect Life 2, but warned the failure to form an Executive to take it forward will continue to leave this social emergency untouched. The South Belfast MLA said: “The suicide rate in Northern Ireland is appalling and constitutes a social emergency, […]

Bradshaw challenges all parties to support release of public information on impact on health and livelihoods of “No Deal” crash-out Brexit

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw MLA, has called on all parties to join her call for full publication of all documentation related to the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit on the health and livelihoods of people living and working in Northern Ireland. Her call comes after the latest leak of Government documents concerning “Operation […]

Bradshaw brands latest health waiting times as utterly appalling

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has branded the latest health waiting times as utterly appalling and said health service users are the latest victims of political breakdown. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after the Department of Health released the latest figures. They showed 299,436 patients were waiting for a first appointment with a […]

Ambulance shortage further evidence of DUP/SF neglect

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has warned that the shortage of ambulance staff resulting in longer response times is another example of the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s neglect of their responsibilities. The South Belfast MLA said: “I commend the Ambulance Service for putting in place back-up measures in extraordinarily difficult circumstances which will ensure the […]

Latest health stats reinforce need for early intervention on cancer and circulatory disease, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has stated the latest life expectancy figures reinforce the need for early intervention to tackle cancer and circulatory disease. The statistics show life expectancy over the past five years have increased by 0.5 years for males and remained the same for females, being 78.5 years and 82.3 years respectively. […]

Armstrong welcomes consultation on parental leave for parents of premature babies

Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has welcomed a UK Government consultation on potential changes to parental leave and pay for parents of premature and sick babies. Strangford MLA Ms Armstrong said the consultation into the extension of parental leave for such parents was because of the hard work of charities Tiny Life and Bliss. “I am […]