Committee for Health - Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes
Extract of Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday 13 October 2020
Room 30, Parliament Buildings
Mr Colm Gildernew (Chairperson)
Ms Pam Cameron MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
Mr Gerry Carroll MLA
Mr Alan Chambers MLA
Mr Alex Easton MLA
Mr Pat Sheehan MLA
Ms Paula Bradshaw MLA
Ms Órlaithí Flynn MLA
Ms Éilis Haughey (Clerk)
Ms Jean Barkley (Assistant Assembly Clerk)
Mr Jonathan Lamont (Clerical Supervisor)
The meeting commenced at 1.07 pm in public session.
3. Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes – Stakeholder Evidence
Representatives from Age NI and COPNI joined the meeting via video-conference at 1.09 pm.
Ms Linda Robinson, Chief Executice, AGE NI
Mr Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Ms Emer Boyle, Head of Legal and Policy Advice, COPNI
Ms Robinson and the Commissioner for Older People briefed the Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on care homes.
The briefing was followed by a question and answer session.
Mr Gerry Carroll left the meeting at at 2.01 pm.
Mr Alan Chambers left the meeting at at 2.20 pm.
The Chairperson thanked Ms Robinson, the Commissioner and Ms Boyle for their attendance.
The briefing session was reported by Hansard.