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Health Committee to look at consultation over Transforming Your Care – Sue Ramsey

16 May, 2013 - by Sue Ramsey

Sinn Féin MLA Sue Ramsey who is also the Chair of the Health Committee in the Assembly has called for the sections outlined in the Transforming Your Care strategy to be scrutinised individually to assess and examine the changes ahead. 

Speaking today Ms Ramsey said:

“There are concerns regarding the role-out of the Transforming Your Care strategy following the fiasco surrounding the proposed closure of Residential Care Homes.

“In the public mind this was far from a good start for the beginning of a strategy that was designed to improve our health service.

“There are ten key themes outlined under the strategy which include areas such as prevention, older people, maternity and childcare, acute care and so on.

“With such a wide ranging remit affecting many departments within our health system there is an onus on us to examine in depth the proposed changes for each area in order to avoid a repeat of the events we saw with Care Homes and the trauma caused to many older people. 

“The Health committee has agreed to my proposal to look at a programme of work that will undertake consultation with key stakeholders including Trade Unions, the TYC implementation team and the HSC board.”

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