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Joint Statement from Minister of Health, Robin Swann MLA, Chairperson of the Assembly Health Committee, Colm Gildernew MLA And Deputy Chairperson of the Assembly Health Committee, Pam Cameron MLA

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 22 September 2021

Reference: CfH 02/21/22

Our health and social care staff and services are currently facing pressures like never before.

The devastating impact of the past 20 months is compounded by the likelihood of an extremely challenging winter.

We would jointly wish to assure staff of our steadfast support for them and our immense gratitude for all they have done. We know we speak for the general public when we say that.

We would appeal to the public to do all they can to help staff and services through this period. First and foremost that means getting vaccinated against Covid-19 if you have not already done so. Every single jab is important and can make a difference.

We also recognise the great potential of enabling those with relevant experience, skills and knowledge to rejoin the workforce through workforce appeals and by providing additional support to our HSC workforce at this difficult time.

ENDS

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