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

Extract of Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday 22 October 2020 - Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority

Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings


Mr Colm Gildernew (Chairperson)
Ms Pam Cameron MLA (Deputy Chairperson)*
Ms Paula Bradshaw MLA*
Mr Gerry Carroll MLA
Mr Alan Chambers MLA*
Mr Alex Easton MLA
Ms Órlaithí Flynn MLA*
Mr Colin McGrath MLA*
Mr Pat Sheehan MLA

In Attendance:

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

*These Members attended the meeting via video-conference.

The meeting commenced at 9.33 am in public session.


6. Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact of Care Homes – Briefing from RQIA

The following officials from the RQIA joined the meeting at 10.42 pm:

Mr Tony Stevens, Interim Chief Executive, RQIA

Ms Emer Hopkins, Interim Director of Improvement, RQIA.

Mr Stevens briefed the Committee on RQIA's submission to the Committee's Inquiry.

The Deputy Chairperson left the meeting at 11.00 am.

The briefing was followed by a question and answer session.

The Chairperson thanked Mr Stevens and Ms Hopkins for their attendance.

The briefing session was reported by Hansard.



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