Committee for Health - Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes

Extract of Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday 13 October 2020

Room 30, Parliament Buildings


Mr Colm Gildernew (Chairperson)
Ms Pam Cameron MLA (Deputy Chairperson)
Mr Gerry Carroll MLA
Mr Alan Chambers MLA
Mr Alex Easton MLA
Mr Pat Sheehan MLA


Ms Paula Bradshaw MLA
Ms Órlaithí Flynn MLA

In Attendance:

Ms Éilis Haughey (Clerk)
Ms Jean Barkley (Assistant Assembly Clerk)
Mr Jonathan Lamont (Clerical Supervisor)

The meeting commenced at 1.07 pm in public session.


3. Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes – Stakeholder Evidence

Representatives from Age NI and COPNI joined the meeting via video-conference at 1.09 pm.

Ms Linda Robinson, Chief Executice, AGE NI

Mr Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

Ms Emer Boyle, Head of Legal and Policy Advice, COPNI
Ms Robinson and the Commissioner for Older People briefed the Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on care homes.

The briefing was followed by a question and answer session.

Mr Gerry Carroll left the meeting at at 2.01 pm.

Mr Alan Chambers left the meeting at at 2.20 pm.

The Chairperson thanked Ms Robinson, the Commissioner and Ms Boyle for their attendance.

The briefing session was reported by Hansard.



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