Bradshaw welcomes Muckamore public inquiry in response to Alliance motion

The announcement of a public inquiry into alleged abuse at Muckamore Abbey Hospital is only one step towards justice for patients and their families, Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said, after the Assembly backed her call for such a move. Health Minister Robin Swann announced the inquiry following an Alliance motion in the […]

Bradshaw welcomes investigation into Craigavon Hospital

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the Minister’s announcement of a serious adverse incident investigation into Craigavon Hospital. The South Belfast MLA stated: “Our immediate thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19 in the past few days. “The announcement of this investigation is welcome, as it is concerning that […]

Bradshaw welcomes increased infected blood payments but warns victims should not have had to go to such lengths

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said she welcomes the Health Minister’s announcement on increasing the payments for infected blood in order to bring them into line with the rest of the UK. She warned, however, that politics is continuing to fail victims, who should not have to wait so long for recognition and justice. […]

Waiting Times reinforce need for Transformation – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said that the struggle to contain waiting times in Northern Ireland’s Health and Social Care reinforces the need to move on with Transformation swiftly. The South Belfast MLA stated: “Even before the pandemic, waiting times had reached a level well beyond unacceptable. We have to be very clear that […]

Tighter restrictions welcome and should apply immediately, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed moves by the Executive to tighten restrictions on social gatherings, but said they must apply immediately and more work should be done to ensure staff safety in food processing plants. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after Health Minister Robin Swann outlined new restrictions, with outdoor gatherings […]

People need to take COVID-19 seriously again or risk lockdowns, says Bradshaw

Everyone needs to “take COVID-19 seriously again” or else we will likely see localised lockdowns introduced during the pandemic, Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said. She was speaking after Health Minister Robin Swann warned Northern Ireland was ‘in danger of sliding down a very slippery and treacherous slope’ during the pandemic. Almost 300 […]

Bradshaw delighted by extension to fertility service eligibility

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement on the phased return of fertility services, particularly the eligibility extension. The return of services at the Regional Fertility Centre in Belfast was announced by Robin Swann today, along with an extension of eligibility of a year for anyone currently on the waiting […]

Full public inquiry only route to truth on Muckamore, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the Health Minister’s intention to call an inquiry into failings at Muckamore Abbey Hospital, but said it has to be a full public inquiry with statutory powers. The Minister’s comments came after the publication by the Department of Health of a review of governance at the hospital, […]