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Image for news article Swann increases Intensive Care training places

General, Health

Swann increases Intensive Care training places

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the commissioning of four additional training places in the Intensive Care medical specialty training programme, commencing in September 2020. The Intensive Care specialty has been in great demand throughout the...

Image for news article Swann announces changes to visiting guidance

General, Health

Swann announces changes to visiting guidance

Health Minister Robin Swann today announced changes to restrictions on visiting across all care settings from Monday 6 July. The revised guidance recognises the right of people to visit their loved ones in hospitals and care...

Image for news article Swann announces increase in AHP undergraduate places

General, Health

Swann announces increase in AHP undergraduate places

Health Minister Robin Swann has today announced a significant increase in the number of undergraduate training places for Allied Health Professionals. Commencing in September, an additional 40 training places will be secured from Ulster University across...

Image for news article Ministers announce that childcare is available to all parents

General, Health, Education

Ministers announce that childcare is available to all parents

Ministers Robin Swann and Peter Weir have confirmed that the definition of key worker will no longer apply for access to childcare.  The announcement follows the recent publication of the Childcare Sector Recovery Plan. Minister Swann said: “The...

Image for news article Aiken congratulates Micheál Martin on becoming Taoiseach

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Aiken congratulates Micheál Martin on becoming Taoiseach

Dr Steve Aiken OBE MLA, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, said: “I welcome the formation of a new Government in the Republic of Ireland today and congratulate the new Taoiseach Micheál Martin on taking up his...

Image for news article Minister comments on Cancer waiting time statistics

General, Health

Minister comments on Cancer waiting time statistics

Health Minister Robin Swann has commented on the latest Cancer waiting time statistics. The newly published statistics reflect the position at 31 March 2020. Minister Swann said: “The statistics published today provide a stark reminder of the...

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