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Results 1–20 of 161 for speaker:Dr Joe Hendron

Northern Ireland Assembly: The Future of the Mater Hospital (14 Oct 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: Wearing my hat as Chairperson of the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, I wish to express my disappointment that no decisions have been made on the future of not only the Mater Hospital, but of all acute hospitals in Northern Ireland. I want to make it clear that I in no way point the finger at the Minister. Other reports were published long before the Hayes Report, but...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Fire Services (Appointments and Promotion) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002: Prayer of Annulment (7 Oct 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: Like Mr Berry, I have nothing but the most profound respect for all the firefighters in Northern Ireland. Having been on the front line in West Belfast all down the years, I have seen their courage and their actions. I should like to take this opportunity to explain the Committee’s support for this Statutory Rule. As Mr Berry explained, the Committee’s decision was not unanimous; it was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Bill: Committee Stage (Period Extension) (7 Oct 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I beg to move That, in accordance with Standing Order 31(5), the period referred to in Standing Order 31(3) be extended to 22 November 2002, in relation to the Committee Stage of the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Bill (NIA 22/01). The Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety is examining the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Bill. It is a significant...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — First Minister and Deputy First Minister: Executive Meeting (7 Oct 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: Will the First Minister or the Deputy First Minister ask the Executive, if and when they meet, to recall the Minister for Regional Development’s triumphant statement to the Assembly on 20 May this year? The Minister announced approval for development at Harland & Wolff’s harbour estate of land that was no longer required for shipbuilding, permitting the financing of a new business plan....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Victims’ Memorial Garden (1 Oct 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: On Friday 28 June I held my last surgery in primary care — I had been in practice for around 40 years. I could go on for hours, as could many Members, about the victims who were slaughtered and about the families who are still trying to pick up the pieces. Like other Members, I attended the funerals and looked into the graves — some of the people had been my patients. I remember attending...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) Bill: Second Stage (1 Oct 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I welcome the Bill. It follows through on proposals contained in the consultation document ‘Best Practice — Best Care’ to set clear standards for, and to improve the monitoring and regulation of, health and personal social services. I also welcome the Minister’s presence in the Chamber today. There is an increasing and justifiable focus on how money is spent and on whether...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Social Development: Housing Associations (30 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: The Minister and his Department have spent substantial sums of money on social housing. However, in areas such as Greater West Belfast, hundreds of people have been waiting for meaningful consideration of housing, many since March 2000. Has the Minister any plans to increase funding for housing in west Belfast?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Learning: Switch from ACE to Worktrack (30 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I appreciate the Minister’s comments about the switch from ACE to Worktrack, and about the improvements in efficiency. Will the Minister assure us that areas such as west Belfast, where many hundreds of young people are unemployed, will benefit from that improvement?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Draft Programme for Government (24 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I apologise for my absence during the debate. The Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety has been meeting all afternoon. I have studied the section of the draft Programme for Government that deals with health, and I welcome the fact that additional money is being injected into the health budget. At a time of competing demands, it is a welcome recognition of the problems...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Draft Budget 2003-04 (24 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I congratulate the Minister on his draft Budget. I appreciate the value of the needs and effectiveness evaluations in helping to judge priorities. Therefore, my Committee and I welcome the fact that health is a top priority. Will the Minister detail the percentage increase in healthcare spending and outline what new developments will be possible, over and above existing services? I am...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Hospital Waiting Lists (17 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: Mr Hamilton made a point about the Comptroller and Auditor General, and that issue has been raised with the Minister previously. As I understand it, the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland has responsibility for all Departments, with the exception of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. I am not sure whether that historical arrangement has changed, but...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Hospital Waiting Lists (17 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I will give way shortly. I object to a person having to use his or her life savings to pay for treatment. It is wrong that someone who may have only a few years left to live should have to pay that amount. Last week, in my capacity as a doctor, I dealt with someone in that situation.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Hospital Waiting Lists (17 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I understand that to be the case, although the wait would be no more than three months. Not everyone can afford that; something is wrong. The Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety has for some time monitored the alarming increase in waiting lists and has frequently questioned senior officials about the obstacles to reducing them and the steps taken to increase capacity in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Hospital Waiting Lists (17 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I shall indeed, Mr Deputy Speaker. I warmly welcome the recent appointment of the regional co-ordinator, Ms Jill Anderson, to provide a focus on waiting lists. She will provide a central steer to trusts’ senior managers, who were appointed to develop better management approaches in assessing activity. The problem is complex. It is very much in the Minister’s interests to reduce the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Children (Leaving Care) Bill: Consideration Stage (16 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I am sorry. Were I not summing up, I would. If I did, I would have to give way to others, and I cannot do that. We do not have parity with England, and everyone, especially Lord Kilclooney, should take that on board. Our main concern is young people who are leaving care. This is the Bill’s Consideration Stage, and the Minister can table further amendments at Further Consideration Stage if...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Children (Leaving Care) Bill: Consideration Stage (16 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: The Minister mentioned a guarantee as regards the transfer of social security funding. I have written to her several times about funding for children in care being ring-fenced, and the Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety and Members will be concerned that that will be the case. Will the money coming from social security be ring-fenced? We will come to the issue of parity...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Children (Leaving Care) Bill: Consideration Stage (16 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I thank the Committee Clerk, the Committee and departmental officials for their hard work. I listened carefully to everyone, including the Minister, and I respect what they said. I listened particularly carefully to Sammy Wilson and John Taylor on parity with Britain. Anyone who has read the recent needs and effectiveness document will know that, compared with England, there is a massive...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Children (Leaving Care) Bill: Consideration Stage (16 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I beg to move amendment No 1: In page 8, line 38, leave out "(if any)". The Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety scrutinised the Children (Leaving Care) Bill during every Stage of the Bill. The Committee’s report details the scrutiny of the Bill. We took evidence from a wide range of key groups that work with young people leaving care. Clause 5 deals with representations...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Children (Leaving Care) Bill: Consideration Stage (16 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: I am happy with the Minister’s comments.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Children (Leaving Care) Bill: Consideration Stage (16 Sep 2002)

Dr Joe Hendron: Clause 6 will remove entitlement to jobseeker’s allowance, income support and housing benefit from care leavers who have not yet reached the age of 18. The intention is that the resources currently deployed by providing such benefits for that group be transferred from the Department for Social Development to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. The transferred...


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