Minutes of Proceedings

Session: 2011/2012

Date: 31 May 2012

Venue: Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings

The meeting commenced at 2.00 p.m. in public session.

1. Apologies

No apologies were received.

2. Evidence session on Final RQIA Report on the Pseudomonas Outbreak

The Committee took evidence from:

Professor Pat Troop - Chair of the RQIA Independent Review Team

Dr Michael Kelsey - eview team member - Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Ian Laing - Review team member - Consultant Neonatologist

Dr David Stewart - Review team member - RQIA Director of Reviews and Medical Director

A question and answer session ensued.

2.17 p.m. Mr John McCallister joined the meeting.

3.05 p.m. Mr John McCallister left the meeting.

3.10 p.m. Ms Paula Bradley left the meeting.

3.16 p.m. Ms Paula Bradley rejoined the meeting.

The Chairperson thanked the witnesses for attending.

The Chairperson informed members that she would be absent for part of the next evidence session. The Committee agreed that Mr Micky Brady would act as Chair during the Chairperson’s absence.

3.17 p.m. meeting adjourned.

3.21 p.m. meeting resumed.

3. Evidence session on Final RQIA Report on the Pseudomonas Outbreak

The Committee took evidence from:

Mr Edwin Poots - Minister for Health, Social Services & Public Safety

Dr Andrew McCormick - Permanent Secretary, DHSSPS

Dr Paddy Woods - Deputy Medical Officer, DHSSPS

A question and answer session ensued.

3.33 p.m. Mr John McCallister rejoined the meeting.

3.51 p.m. Ms Sue Ramsey left the meeting.

3.51 p.m. Mr Micky Brady took the chair.

4.08 p.m. Ms Sue Ramsey rejoined the meeting and resumed the chair.

The Chairperson thanked the witnesses for attending.

4. Any Other Business

No other business was discussed.

5. Date, time and place of next meeting

The next Committee meeting will be on Wednesday 6th June 2012 at 2.00pm in the Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings.

The Chairperson adjourned the meeting at 4.08 p.m.

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