Bradshaw welcomes independent sector use for non-Covid-19 patients

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the use of the independent sector to treat non-COVID-19 patients. As part of the plan to tackle the expected surge of coronavirus patients, health trusts are accessing independent secgtor hospitals to treat patients not suffering from COVID-19 for planned treatment, while Trust hospital sites concentrate on treating […]

All hospital staff must be fitted for appropriate PPE – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has said that all hospital staff must be fitted for appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as Northern Ireland’s first Nightingale Hospital opens in Belfast. The South Belfast MLA said: “The conversion of the main tower at the City Hospital to a ‘Nightingale’ facility is a necessary but difficult step, not […]

Bradshaw calls on Health Minister to clarify alternative abortion service arrangements for women here during pandemic

Paula Bradshaw MLA has called on the Health Minister to provide immediate clarification on alternative arrangements for women in Northern Ireland to be able to access abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs Bradshaw said given the “long-standing taboo around abortion” here, in addition to current restrictions on travel due to the coronavirus outbreak, the […]

Bradshaw welcomes opening of institutional abuse board

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the opening of the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board, five months after the legislation requiring one was passed. Anyone who resided in an institution or home between 1922 and 1995, and suffered or witnessed abuse is eligible to apply, with advice being they should contact a solicitor […]

These are extraordinary times requiring extraordinary action, says Bradshaw

These are extraordinary times requiring extraordinary action, Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has said, after her party supported passage of legislation around emergency powers relating to the coronavirus. A legislative consent motion on the Bill was passed by the Assembly today (Tuesday). “Alliance supported this Bill but with some reticence. Indeed, we have significant concerns about […]

Latest Ministerial statement on COVID-19 shows responsibility on each of us, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has said the latest Ministerial statement on COVID-19 shows each of us has an earnest responsibility to combating the pandemic. Her comments came as the first coronavirus-related death in Northern Ireland was confirmed. The elderly male had an underlying medical condition. Health Minister Robin Swann later outlined plans to […]

Burden on community pharmacy shows need for urgent support – Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has cautioned that the burden already apparent on community pharmacists at the start of the coronavirus outbreak only reinforces the need for a proper package to secure their future. The South Belfast MLA said: “I have been alarmed by some of the information I have received from community pharmacists who […]