Committee for Health - Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes
Extract of Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday 17 September 2020
Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings
Mr Colm Gildernew (Chairperson)*
Ms Pam Cameron MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
Ms Paula Bradshaw MLA
Mr Gerry Carroll MLA
Mr Alan Chambers MLA
Mr Alex Easton MLA
Ms Órlaithí Flynn MLA
Mr Colin McGrath MLA
Mr Pat Sheehan MLA
Ms Éilis Haughey (Clerk)
Mr Jonathan Lamont (Clerical Supervisor)
*Mr Gildernew (Chairperson) attended the meeting via video-conference.
The meeting commenced at 10.35 am, in closed session, with the Deputy Chairperson taking the chair.
1. Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes
The Committee discussed draft terms of reference for its inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on care homes.
The meeting moved into public session at 10.57 am.
Agreed: The Committee agreed the terms of reference for its inquiry and to report to the Assembly its findings and recommendations by 12 November.
Agreed: The Committee agreed its approach to the inquiry and schedule of work.
Agreed: The Committee agreed that it would seek written evidence from a targeted list of stakeholders to be received by 19 October and would not seek wider public evidence in relation to the inquiry.
xliii. The Committee considered correspondence from a care home regarding COVID-19 testing in nursing homes.
Agreed: The Committee agreed to note the correspondence pending consideration of its inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 in care homes.