Committee for Health

Synopsis: Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Health. The Committee was established to advise and assist the Minister on matters within his responsibility. The Committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department for Health and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation.


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The next meeting of the Committee for Health will be at 9.30am on Thursday 21st October 2021.  At this meeting the Committee will hear a briefing from the Department on the Autism (Amendment) Bill.  Members will also be briefed on departmental SRs.

The Health Committee prepare for a meeting in the Senate Chamber

The Health Committee prepare for a meeting in the Senate Chamber

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Committee Clerk: Keith McBride
Room 419, Parliament Buildings, 
Ballymiscaw, Stormont, 
Belfast, BT4 3XX 
Ph. 028 90520348

Impact of COVID-19 in Care Homes

How have care homes coped with COVID-19 during the second wave? What were the key concerns that affected care homes during the pandemic? What can we learn from this experience?

These are just some of the issues that the Assembly’s Health Committee wanted to explore when it set up its Inquiry into COVID-19 and its Impact on Care Homes.

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Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill  - Call for Evidence

The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill was introduced in the Assembly by Clare Bailey MLA, on 13 September 2021. The purpose of the Bill is to make provision for the establishment of ‘safe access zones’ around abortion clinics.

The Bill is now in its Committee Stage and the Committee for Health would like to hear your views.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 November 2021


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