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Image for news article Rules on blood donation set to change

General, Health

Rules on blood donation set to change

Changes to rules on blood donation will maintain the safety of the blood supply while allowing more people to donate. Health Minister Robin Swann has announced changes to blood donation deferral rules that will bring Northern...

Image for news article Minister gives breakdown of testing expansion initiatives

General, Health

Minister gives breakdown of testing expansion initiatives

Health Minister Robin Swann has issued a detailed breakdown of the expansion of Covid-19 testing in Northern Ireland. The expansion includes surveillance testing in general practices and hospitals, as well the increased testing in care homes...

Image for news article Chambers welcomes NI Audit Office report into Police costs

General, Justice, Security

Chambers welcomes NI Audit Office report into Police costs

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Policing Board representative, Alan Chambers MLA, has welcomed the report from the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) ‘Reducing costs in the PSNI’ and said that its recommendations provide a common sense...

Image for news article Local Councils need financial help - Cllr Trevor Wilson

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Local Councils need financial help - Cllr Trevor Wilson

The former Chair of the Ulster Unionist Party Councillors’ Association, Trevor Wilson, has warned that local councils need help from Stormont, after it was revealed that the Finance Department does not plan to pass on...

Image for news article Minister confirms details of health pay awards

General, Health

Minister confirms details of health pay awards

The Minister of Health, Robin Swann, today provided an important update on pay for health and social care staff. This included confirmation of pay awards for Agenda for Change employees, and an update for doctors and...

Image for news article Chambers welcomes support for care homes

General, Health

Chambers welcomes support for care homes

Ulster Unionist Party Health Spokesperson, Alan Chambers MLA, has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement of a number of measures to help combat the impact of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland’s care homes. Alan Chambers MLA said: “£6.5m...

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