Bradshaw welcomes progress on commissioning abortion services in Northern Ireland

Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the UK Government’s announcement it will be preparing to ensure the availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland. Whilst changes to abortion laws came into force in March 2020, the Department of Health has not commissioned the service. The Government move comes as legislation to enable the introduction of safe access […]

Bradshaw hopes amendments will go some way toward the truth recovery process

Alliance Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the endorsement by the Assembly of her amendments to the Preservation of Documents (Historical Institutions) Bill. The changes will help ensure documents relating to the 27 bodies of babies bequeathed to Queen’s University for medical research from mother and baby homes and other institutions will be […]

Long overdue apology an emotional day for victims, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said the apology to victims of historical institutional abuse, delivered on behalf of the Executive by Ministers from all five parties, is an emotional day for all affected. The South Belfast MLA was speaking ahead of the apology to victims and survivors, which will be delivered by Ministers and representatives […]

Dunmurry Manor review outcome re-emphasises need for independent care home regulator, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the report into the handling of complaints about safeguarding and care at Dunmurry Manor Care Home reinforces the need for a fully independent care home regulator. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after the publication of the independent report. It found Dunmurry Manor’s owner, Runwood Homes, as […]

Women’s health strategy needed to improve endometriosis care, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for a women’s health strategy to help address extended waiting times for endometriosis diagnosis. Her comments coincide with the beginning of Endometriosis Action Month, which promotes the need for positive changes and tangible actions for those who suffer from the condition. “It is disgraceful women here are […]

Document shows health is Alliance’s top priority, says Bradshaw

Alliance has launched its policies and priorities document for health and social care in the coming Assembly mandate, with party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA saying its range of commitments across all Departments would prioritise health and well-being. The document outlines the changes needed to the health service in order to transform it, with every […]

Detail required on next steps in vaccination programme, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the announcement of the next stage of the vaccination programme, but said further clarity is required on next steps. An additional booster dose is to be made available to all adults over 75 and vulnerable over-12s this spring. An autumn booster programme is also planned for later […]

More information needed on vaccination process for those aged 5-11, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed clarity Covid-19 vaccinations will be offered to those aged 5-11 across the whole of the UK, but urged clearer information on what the process will be in Northern Ireland. The announcement follows the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, with all children in […]