Graduate Medical School essential to health transformation

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw MLA, has warned that a Graduate Medical School is essential to health transformation, after it was revealed that the Northern Ireland Civil Service did not believe that funding one from Executive resources only was financially viable. The South Belfast MLA said: “I have supported the case for a Graduate Medical […]

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 […]

Muckamore resettlement and public inquiry now urgent, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for a full public inquiry into the scale of abuse at Muckamore Abbey Hospital after it was revealed CCTV footage showed 1,500 crimes on one ward. Ms Bradshaw was speaking after the PSNI said looking at the incidents in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit was the “largest […]

Bradshaw “deeply concerned” at on-going issues within Muckamore Abbey Hospital

Paula Bradshaw MLA, Alliance Party Health Spokesperson, has stated that she is deeply concerned about on-going governance, staffing and safeguarding issues within Muckamore Abbey Hospital, following the issuing by the RQIA of three improvement notices against Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (16th August 2019). Ms Bradshaw said, “In December 2018, the Permanent Secretary of […]

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 […]

Bradshaw concerned at Fire Service budgetary pressures

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has expressed her concern after reports budgetary pressures would lead to imminent cuts in fire and rescue cover across large parts of Northern Ireland. Media reports said small towns would likely be hit hardest, with fire cover moving from full-time to part-time in towns including Carrickfergus, Newtownards and Enniskillen. The Fire […]