Marshalled List of Amendments - 16 February 2024

Private Members Business – Motions

Item 4: Order Paper 13/22-27 – Tuesday 20 February 2024

Motion: Action Plan on Waiting Lists


That this Assembly believes it is deplorable that none of the formal waiting time targets for health and social care services in Northern Ireland have been met since 2014; notes with concern a recent Northern Ireland Audit Office report which indicated that the number of people currently on health and social care waiting lists was equivalent to 26.3 per cent of our population, more than double the figure in England; further notes regional inequalities within Northern Ireland and the urgent need for same-time access regardless of where anyone lives; acknowledges the need to turbo-charge investment toward tackling the waiting list backlog over the remainder of this Assembly term; stresses the value of partnering on a much larger scale with national and independent providers to maximise existing capacity; and calls on the Minister of Health to publish an updated action plan to tackle the waiting time crisis within six weeks.

Mrs Diane Dodds

Mr Alan Robinson

Amendment 1

Insert after ‘maximise existing capacity’:

'including the immediate reinstatement of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive;’

[Mr Colin McGrath]

[Ms Sinead McLaughlin]

[Mr Patsy McGlone]


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