Ulster Unionists support air ambulance public petition

Ulster Unionist Health Spokesperson Jo-Anne Dobson and former Health Minister Michael McGimpsey have met with campaigners for a Northern Ireland Air Ambulance as an 81,000 strong petition is lodged at Stormont. Commenting after the petition was presented in the Assembly Chamber Mrs Dobson said: “This petition shows overwhelming public support for the introduction of a … Continue reading

McGimpsey shocked as it is revealed that more than 20% of the Northern Ireland population is now on a hospital waiting list

Ulster Unionist MLA Michael McGimpsey has expressed his shock after it was revealed that more than 20% of people in Northern Ireland are now on a hospital waiting list. The latest publication of waiting list statistics show that 373,000 people are currently waiting for a first outpatient appointment, a diagnostic test or inpatient treatment at … Continue reading

£30-40m health service funding shortfall must not compromise patient safety – McGimpsey

Ulster Unionist Health Committee member, Michael McGimpsey MLA, has warned the Health Minister to act urgently to avoid lives being lost as the situation across Northern Ireland’s health service continues to deteriorate. The South Belfast MLA said; “The Health Service faces enormous financial challenges in 2015/16 and at this stage, there is an unresolved financial … Continue reading