Marshalled List of Amendments

23 May 2013
Private Members' Business – Motions
Item 5: Order Paper 140/11-15 28 May 2013
Motion: Transforming Your Care Review

That this Assembly expresses concern that the implementation of the 'Transforming Your Care' review of health and social care, commissioned by the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, has enabled Health and Social Care Trusts to take decisions on the closure of care homes; is concerned by the detrimental impact which the privatisation of many aspects of health and social care will have on vulnerable people; urges the Minister to ensure that the patient, and not profit, is put at the centre of care provision by the Health and Social Care Board; and calls on the Minister to introduce legislation to protect services from privatisation by stealth.

[Mr C McDevitt]
[Mr M Durkan]
[Mr P Ramsey]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendments for debate:
Amendment 1
Proposed: Leave out all after 'Safety,' and insert:

'saw Health and Social Care Trusts moving rapidly to seek to close residential care homes; welcomes the Minister's intervention to halt those proposals and establish a new regional process; supports a range of options promoting independence being available for older people; recognises that all nursing home care packages and three quarters of residential packages are currently provided by private or voluntary sector organisations; reaffirms the necessity for radical reform of health and social care; further supports the founding principles of the National Health Service; and calls on the Minister to ensure services are patient-centred with the home becoming the hub of care.'

[Mr J Wells]
[Ms P Bradley]
[Mr G Dunne]

Amendment 2
Proposed: Leave out all after 'Safety' and insert:

', whilst having the potential to improve healthcare by empowering GPs and the Primary Care sector to deliver faster and more efficient localised services, has been negatively impacted by the flawed decision by the Health and Social Care Trusts to consult on closing all statutory residential care homes by 2018; recognises the need to take on board the previous recommendations by the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland and to treat all older people with respect and dignity; and calls on the Minister to provide appropriate local residential care together with a range of accessible care options such as supported housing and domiciliary care to best meet the needs and desires of vulnerable older people.'

[Mr R Beggs]
[Mr S Gardiner]
[Mr R Swann]

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