From this day we can say we in Northern Ireland trust women, says Bradshaw

Paula Bradshaw MLA has said today is a “significant day for trusting women” after a DUP Private Member’s Bill seeking to restrict women’s right to choose was defeated in the Assembly. The South Belfast MLA stated: “This was a highly sensitive Bill but ultimately it contained one clause other than its commencement date, and that […]

Bradshaw says preparation should already be underway for boosters for over-18s here

Alliance Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said preparation should already be underway by the Department of Health to offer the booster vaccine to over-18s here. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after it was announced the programme would be accelerated here, with walk-in jabs available for the over-30s over concerns due to the […]

Leadership seriously lacking on FICT report implementation, says Bradshaw

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said delivery after the release of the Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition (FICT) report will need leadership that is currently lacking, after an action plan for implementation failed to be agreed. Ms Bradshaw was speaking after what she termed the ‘disappointing process” came to a close without actions included, adding […]

NI must apply JCVI “booster” advice without delay – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said the Northern Ireland authorities must apply the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on “booster” third doses of the coronavirus vaccination without delay, as the guidance finally caught up with research which had been emerging internationally for some time. The South Belfast MLA stated: […]

Minister needs to move on latest information re “boosters” – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said the Health Minister needs to move on the latest information concerning third dose “booster” vaccinations, saying that operating off ten-week-old guidance is not sufficient. The South Belfast MLA stated: “We are told that we are following the latest scientific evidence, but the Minister has stated that he is […]

Problems with health service will persist until difficult decisions are taken, says Bradshaw

Problems with the health service will persist until difficult decisions are taken around the transformation process, despite a one-off support package of £23 million for domiciliary care and the wider social care sector, Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said. The South Belfast MLA was speaking after the financial package was announced. It is […]

Bradshaw calls for flexibility on pre-Christmas boosters

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for flexibility on the six-month restriction on booster jabs, as people seek third doses prior to the Christmas season. The South Belfast MLA said the option should be made open to all adults as soon as possible. “There is increasing evidence from across Europe protection from full […]

Bradshaw calls for support for domiciliary care as eyes and ears for integrated health and social care system

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for more support for domiciliary care, as part of a reformed and integrated health and social care system in which those providing domiciliary care could be the ‘eyes and ears’ of a truly integrated health and well-being service. Speaking after raising the issue in the Assembly, the […]