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Image for news article Health Department met with independent homecare sector representatives on Thursday

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Health Department met with independent homecare sector representatives on Thursday

Following discussions between key representatives of the independent homecare sector and senior departmental officials both sides have reiterated their commitment to: ·       protecting staff and following the expert advice on infection control ·       working jointly to ensure the provision...

Image for news article PPE concerns heard loud and clear - Health Minister

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PPE concerns heard loud and clear - Health Minister

Health Minister Robin Swann has stressed that staff concerns on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) are being treated extremely seriously. Mr Swann said concrete action is being taken on Northern Ireland’s supply of PPE and its distribution...

Image for news article Next phase of emergency planning for Covid-19 surge

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Next phase of emergency planning for Covid-19 surge

The next phase of emergency health service planning for the Covid-19 surge has been detailed by the Department of Health. The plans include prioritisation of patient care, reconfiguration of hospital services, urgent discharge of all medically...

Image for news article Minister Swann removes car parking charges for HSC staff

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Minister Swann removes car parking charges for HSC staff

Health Minister Robin Swann has secured financial support to reimburse car parking charges to health and social care staff. All staff within the health and social care sector will receive a letter laying out the terms...

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