Financial allocation for hospices welcome, but not enough, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has warned the multi-million pound allocation to hospices and the Cancer Fund for Children will not suffice to cover the needs of the charitable sector to fill gaps at this time. The £6.75 million package announced by the Department of Finance is designed to help support local hospices with […]

Bradshaw welcomes 300 new nursing and midwifery undergraduate places

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed confirmation funding has been secured for 300 additional nursing and midwifery undergraduate places in Northern Ireland for the coming year. Health Minister Robin Swann said the training places would be allocated among local universities and apportioned among the adult, children’s, mental health, learning disability and midwifery fields […]

Financial assistance need for health professionals in independent practice, says Muir

A package of assistance needs to be given to health professionals in independent practice unable to access business grant schemes, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. North Down MLA Mr Muir, alongside colleague Paula Bradshaw MLA, has written to Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Health Minister Robin Swann calling for financial help for the likes […]

Bradshaw welcomes end of discrimination against gay men in blood donation

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement that rules on blood donation will now come fully into line with the rest of the UK, removing the effective discrimination against gay men. Robin Swann announced the changes, which will come into effect on June 1, which will mean a three-month deferral […]

Bradshaw welcomes proposed extra support for those arranging own care at home

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has welcomed proposed extra financial support from the Department of Health for those arranging their own care at home. The South Belfast MLA said: “Those arranging their own care at home, in receipt of direct payments, need to be catered for in relation to the distribution of PPE and extra […]