Jo-Anne Dobson

Former UUP MLA for Upper Bann

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Health: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1: Treatment 24 Jan 2017

    I thank Nichola Mallon for tabling this important question today. I understand that, through correspondence with my colleague Andy Allen, and he articulated this earlier, limited resources and challenges are being cited as the reason. Those are not acceptable reasons for young children to be denied access to a drugs trial. Elections aside, Minister, what guarantee will you give that those...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Failure of the Executive 17 Jan 2017

    I take no pleasure in speaking on the motion today, but I do so as the Ulster Unionist Party health spokesperson. I wish to focus my comments on, as the motion says, the "grave consequences" for the health of our people of Northern Ireland. It is, frankly, outrageous that one in five of our population is trapped on a hospital waiting list. It is even more outrageous that we were told last...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Question for Urgent Oral Answer — Health: Bannview Medical Practice 17 Jan 2017

    Minister, this is a desperate situation that has caused real anger in Portadown and has the potential to impact on the health of all patients of the health centre, creating a domino effect across practices. Portadown must be prevented from becoming Humpty Dumpty. What is your response to the anger of the patients in Portadown? Was the contract signed as a stalling tactic because of the...

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Former UUP MLA for Upper Bann

Entered the Assembly on 6 May 2011 — election

Left the Assembly on 26 January 2017 — Dissolved for election


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