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‘Long awaited HSC Workforce Strategy welcome’ - Sheehan

14 May, 2018 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Pat Sheehan MLA has welcomed the publication of the Workforce Strategy for health and social care.

Speaking after the Department of Health published the strategy today the West Belfast MLA commented:  "Sinn Fein have been calling for this strategy for some time.

"Staff are the Health and Social Care service's greatest asset but increasing pressures are contributing to further difficulties with staff recruitment and retention

"This is why a workforce strategy is central to the transformation plan set out by former health Minister Michelle O'Neill.

"The publication of the workforce strategy is as an important step towards a sustainable workforce but it will require ongoing investment if it is to be successful.

"We also need to secure Special Status within the EU if we are to avoid the negative impact of Brexit on the retention and recruitment of workers"

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