November 24, 2020
Health inquiries must transform service – Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has said lessons must be learned from the various inquiries into our health and social care system.

The Chair of the Health Committee said:

“Today we learned of another recall of patients, this time involving hundreds of urology patients in the Southern Health Trust. 

“While I welcome the Health Minister’s decision to establish statutory Inquiries into urology at the Southern Health Trust and neurology in the Belfast Trust, I am deeply concerned that what we are seeing are systemic failures throughout the health care system.


“This is devastating the lives of many people who trusted the health system to care for them or their loved ones.


“The system cannot continue in this pattern. 

“The lessons from all these inquiries must be used to transform the health service into a system that patients can trust and rely on to care for them appropriately. 

“Re-establishing public confidence in our healthcare system is vital and the Department of Health must use the learning from the past – as well as current inquires – to rebuild trust for the future.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

People here pay their taxes and deserve first-class public services.

Finance Minister Caoimhe Archibald met with the Treasury today on behalf of the Executive to continue our efforts to secure fair funding for health, education, and public services.

After over a decade of cruel

The government has given NO additional investment for building badly needed homes across the state.

Today is a missed opportunity to take a real step in tackling the housing crisis and shows how out of touch Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are with workers and families.

Summer Economic Statement delivered by a government that is out of time and out of road - @PearseDoherty

"The State has the resources to tackle the problems that workers and families are facing – what is lacking is political will."

Myself and @ClaireKerrane raised the emergency case of Tori Towey with the Taoiseach seeking urgent intervention in her situation.

The system in Dubai, rather than protecting this Irish citizen chose to detain and charge her.

She wants to come home.

The Taoiseach must

Load More