Tag: Robin Swann
about 1 month ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

UUP pondering fiscal anarchy to avoid life-threatening cuts to health — and no one knows how this...

What looms ahead of Northern Ireland’s health system is potential carnage — but what was once the most staid of polit...

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2 months ago
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Only after some calculations on a piece of paper over deaths did Swann realise scale of crisis

Health Minister Robin Swann has said he only realised the true scale of the Covid pandemic days before lockdown when ...

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2 months ago
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We were cruel to ban people from mourning the dead during Covid, says emotional Edwin Poots

A deeply emotional Edwin Poots has said the Executive was "cruel" to ban the public from visiting graveyards during C...

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3 months ago
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Covid Inquiry: Top Stormont health official voiced concern that death figures were ‘completely mi...

One of Northern Ireland’s most senior medical figures accused the Department of Health (DoH) of “completely misleadin...

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3 months ago
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Stormont’s shambolic politicking as people died led Chief Medical Officer to despair of ‘dysfunct...

Northern Ireland's chief medical officer referred to Executive ministers as "dysfunctional b******s", it has emerged,...

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9 months ago
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Civil servants can act to save free eye and dental care, but are refusing to do so

A technical change to legislation which could stop people needlessly going blind and losing teeth could be made by ci...

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over 1 year ago
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Nursing strikes: NI special schools receive updated guidance on exceptional closure from Departme...

Some special schools in Northern Ireland may choose to close their doors as a result of potential strike action by nu...

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almost 2 years ago
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Health Minister to act in bid to improve children’s social care services following review recomme...

Interim recommendations made through the review of children’s social care services in Northern Ireland will be acted ...

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almost 2 years ago
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Robin Swann announces creation of new Northern Ireland regional mental health service

The creation of a new regional mental health service in Northern Ireland has been hailed as “one of the most importan...

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almost 2 years ago
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Health Minister Robin Swann announces £7.1m for social care direct payments, including 12% uplift...

Social carers directly employed by the person they care for should receive an uplift of around 12% in their hourly ra...

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almost 2 years ago
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Robin Swann confirms bursary support payments for nursing and midwifery students to be increased

Means-tested bursary support payments for nursing and midwifery students are to be boosted by 15% for the coming acad...

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almost 2 years ago
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New Northern Ireland cancer mole mapping service launched at Ulster Hospital

A first of its kind mole mapping service has been launched in the Ulster Hospital in Northern Ireland in a bid to imp...

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almost 2 years ago
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17,000 die while languishing on waiting lists over last three years

More than 7,600 people died while on a health service waiting list in Northern Ireland last year.

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about 2 years ago
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Family of tragic young man who died of overdose on Belfast streets to meet ministers

The health minister is due to meet the family of a young man who died from a drug overdose on our streets, Sunday Lif...

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about 2 years ago
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Diesel cars still not tested for toxic emissions by Northern Ireland DVA

Charities are calling for action on cancer causing air pollution as children at exhaust level

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about 2 years ago
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Over 1,300 nursing and midwifery university places part of new £2.1m health boost

Robin Swann has announced a £2.1m education and training investment to boost the health service workforce.

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about 2 years ago
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Sam McBride: Brexit protocol mess causing ructions in a febrile Whitehall, leaked emails reveal

Away from the Orange and Green arguments about the Irish Sea border, Whitehall emails and documentation leaked to the...

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over 2 years ago
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Ulster Unionist Party’s all things to all people manifesto involves ambition as well as populism

The UUP manifesto has enough meat to show that the party is starting to think seriously about being a major player in...

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over 2 years ago
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Initiative allowing NI firefighters to attend cardiac calls halted after union ‘threatened legal ...

Firefighters in Carnlough will continue to work on an initiative to attend cardiac calls alongside the Ambulance Serv...

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over 2 years ago
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Northern Ireland minimum alcohol pricing consultation launched

A public consultation on the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol in Northern Ireland has been launched by the...

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over 2 years ago
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Over 50s and vulnerable ‘likely’ to be offered Covid-19 booster in autumn

Everyone over the age of 50-years-old is likely to be offered a Covid-19 booster in the autumn, according to the head...

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over 2 years ago
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Robin Swann to announce if legal advice allows him to remove Covid rules

Health Minister Robin Swann is expected to announce if he has the legal power to lift Covid-19 restrictions in Northe...

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over 2 years ago
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Removing remaining Covid-19 restrictions welcomed by senior Northern Ireland medic as ‘natural ne...

A senior Northern Ireland medic has supported the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in the coming days, after Healt...

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over 2 years ago
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Significant danger from Covid-19 over ‘to a degree’, claims senior Northern Ireland medic

A senior Northern Ireland medic has said Northern Ireland is currently in a “much better position” in the Covid-19 pa...

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over 2 years ago
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Senior NI medic Dr Alan Stout ‘massively disappointed’ by resignation of DUP’s Paul Givan

A senior Northern Ireland medic has described being “massively disappointed” by the resignation of the First Minister...

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over 2 years ago
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New NI chief nursing officer appointed following Charlotte McArdle resignation last year

A new chief nursing officer for Northern Ireland has been appointed on Wednesday following the resignation of Profess...

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over 2 years ago
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Sam McBride: If Covid had struck before Assembly’s restoration, what would we have done?

On a cold January night two years ago, Julian Smith and Simon Coveney stood in near-darkness beneath Carson’s Statue ...

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over 2 years ago
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Up to ‘one in ten’ in NI could have had Covid during past week

People have been urged to take up the offer of a Covid-19 booster as Northern Ireland’s chief scientific advisor said...

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over 2 years ago
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Where and when you can get your Covid-19 jab over Christmas as Health Minister warns against Omic...

With Christmas fast approaching there are a number of changes to opening times at the various vaccination sites acros...

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over 2 years ago
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Coronavirus NI: New treatments for high risk patients to be rolled out

A new range of treatments for those Covid-19 patients who are at most risk of severe illness have been announced by t...

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over 2 years ago
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Omicron cases are likely to be confirmed in Northern Ireland ‘in coming days’

The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 is likely to be confirmed in Northern Ireland within days, the Executive Office h...

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over 2 years ago
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NI Covid booster jabs pass 400,000 as Executive confirm keeping schools open ‘priority’

Northern Ireland’s Covid-19 booster programme has passed 400,000 jabs, as the Executive confirmed no cases of the Omi...

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over 2 years ago
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Coronavirus NI: Where to get your booster vaccine as clinics ramp up programme

Northern Ireland’s vaccine programme is to ramp up again with a series of vaccination booster clinics rolled out in a...

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over 2 years ago
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Health Minister announces Northern Ireland domiciliary care sector to receive £23m support package

Northern Ireland’s domiciliary care sector is to receive £23 million as part of a support package unveiled by the Hea...

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over 2 years ago
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Coronavirus NI: What the Executive announced and what might change in the coming weeks

Executive ministers issued a plea to the Northern Ireland public on Tuesday, as they signed up to a number of recomme...

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over 2 years ago
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Sinister Dungannon graffiti targeting Robin Swann condemned by local parties

Sinister graffiti which targeted the Health Minister Robin Swann has been condemned by a number of local politicians.

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over 2 years ago
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Naomi Long and Robin Swann inundated with support following Twitter abuse

Politicians Naomi Long and Robin Swann have been inundated with support online after abuse was leveled at the pair on...

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over 2 years ago
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Hospitality Ulster chief warns Covid passport will lead to industry closures

The head of Northern Ireland’s hospitality organisation has argued the majority of his industry “don’t want” a vaccin...

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over 2 years ago
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Covid passports will lead to job losses Hospitality Ulster chief warns, as Executive considers De...

The head of Northern Ireland’s hospitality organisation has argued the majority of his industry “don’t want” a vaccin...

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