Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety - Press Releases

2011 - 2016 Mandate

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of press releases and media operational notices issued on behalf of the Committee during the 2011 - 2016 Mandate.


Joined Up Approach is Essential to Promoting Positive Mental Health

Reference: PN HSSPS 01/09/10


Increase in Obesity Places Strain on Resources says Health Committee

Reference: PN HSSPS 02/09/10


Swine flu vaccines still a priority says Committee

Reference: HSSPS 03/09/10


Health Committee Focuses on Capital / Infrastructure Programme

Reference: HSSPS 04/09/10


Sunbed Dangers On Agenda As Committee Visit Cancer Unit

Reference: HSSPS 05/09/10


Radiotherapy Unit is one of the top priorities for new Health Committee

Reference: HSSPS 01/11/12


Assembly Committee Marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Reference: HSSPS 01/12/13


Committee to Learn from Cuban Experience

The Assembly’s Health Committee has agreed that the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson will conduct a study visit to Cuba as part of the Committee’s review on health inequalities.

Reference: HSSPS 02/12/13


Committee to Call on Minister to Answer Questions on Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

The Committee intend to ask the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety to come before Members to answer questions in relation to the four reports on the NIFRS which he published on 16 October 2012.

Reference: HSSPS 03/12/13


Committee Calls on Minister to Halt Review of Children's Heart Surgery

The Assembly’s Health Committee is calling on the Health Minister to put on hold the current review process into the future of local provision for children’s heart surgery.

Reference: HSSPS 04/12/13




Committee to Hold Evidence Sessions on NIFRS Financial Practices

The Assembly Committee for Health has agreed to hold further evidence sessions on the financial and governance practices at the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services.

Reference: HSSPS 05/12/13


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


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


FSA to Brief Committees on Horsemeat


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


Assembly Health Committee to hold additional meeting

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


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


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


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.

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