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Press Releases

Here you will find a list of press releases and media operational notices issued on behalf of the Committee:


Committee to take Evidence from Minister on the Financial Position within the Department for Health

At its next meeting on Wednesday 3 September, the Assembly Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety will take evidence from the Minister Edwin Poots MLA on the current financial position within the Department.



Assembly Committees Make Joint Visit to City of Culture

Six Northern Ireland Assembly Committees are to visit the City of Culture on Wednesday, 12 June. The Committees will hold their meetings at three venues across the city: Magee campus of the University of Ulster, the new Ebrington Barracks venue and the North West Regional College.



Committee vows to keep close watch on Transforming Your Care

The Assembly’s Health Committee has agreed that it will be looking closely at the implementation plans for Transforming Your Care (TYC). As part of this close scrutiny, the Committee has agreed to undertake a number of investigations into the ten key themes contained in TYC.

Reference: HSSPS 10/12/13



More Consultation with Care Home Residents Crucial

The Assembly's Health Committee has today called for the Minister to work more constructively with residents of residential care homes and follow advice from Claire Keatinge, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland.

Reference: HSSPS 09/12/13



Assembly Health Committee to hold additional meeting

The Assembly Committee for Health will hold an additional meeting today on residential care homes.



Assembly Committees to visit the Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Antrim

On Wednesday, 8 May 2013, the Committees for Health and Justice will visit the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Antrim.



Committee welcomes Minister's commitment to local children's heart services

The Assembly Health Committee has welcomed the Health Minister, Edwin Poots MLA’s statement at their meeting on the future of paediatric cardiac services, presently delivered at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Reference: HSSPS 08/12/13



FSA to Brief Committees on Horsemeat



Committee Calls For Radical Action To Improve Health Outcomes For All

Radical action is required if the health of all local people is to be improved. That’s the message from the Assembly Health Committee which has today published its Report into Health Inequalities.

Reference: HSSPS 07/12/13



Assembly Health Committee Chair Addresses Health Conference In Cuba

The Chairperson of the Assembly's Health Committee, Sue Ramsey MLA, has addressed a major conference on health inequalities.

Reference: HSSPS 06/12/13


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