Results 21–40 of 570 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Pitkeathley

Carers: Health and Well-being - Question (12 Jun 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper. In doing so, I draw attention to my interests in the register.

Carers: Health and Well-being - Question (12 Jun 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I thank the Minister for that reply and for the action plan. The process was a bit protracted, as he will remember, but I am glad that the department managed to get it out in time for Carers Week. However, by its own admission it is a short-term plan only to bridge the issue of carers in the run-up to the social care Green Paper. In new research published for Carers Week, 70% of carers said...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (26 Apr 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, in my 20-odd years in your Lordships’ House I have lost count of the number of times I have spoken on health and social care issues and called attention to the challenges of maintaining and developing a system of health and care on which we all depend. Like many others in your Lordships’ House I owe my life to the NHS, and in my professional life I spent 40 years campaigning for...

NHS: Winter 2017-18 - Question (18 Apr 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: Is the Minister aware that the pressures on the health service are compounded by the difficulties in the social care system? We are promised a Green Paper. We were promised a carers action plan in January; it is now mid-April. Will he update the House on where we are with the carers action plan?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (8th Day) (Continued) (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I should remind your Lordships that if Amendment 230 is agreed to, I cannot call Amendments 231 to 235.

Prescription Drugs: Dependence - Question (19 Mar 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My noble friend mentioned that many of the services for people who are addicted to prescribed drugs are provided by the charitable sector. He also mentioned that many of those services are under threat or have closed down because of a lack of local authority funding. Will the Minister consider what can be done to replace those vital services? Will the charitable sector, which is doing such...

NHS and Social Care: Winter Service Delivery - Motion to Take Note (25 Jan 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I have lost count of how many debates on these and related topics I have taken part in during 20 years in your Lordships’ House, but that does not make me any less enthusiastic about taking part in this one or make me offer any fewer congratulations to my noble friend on securing it when both the topics and the timing are of the utmost importance. I might shock your Lordships...

Brexit: The Crown Dependencies (European Union Committee Report) - Question for Short Debate (23 Jan 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, it is a pleasure to take part in this debate and to see the noble Lord, Lord Boswell, back in his place. I am well aware that, in the extraordinarily difficult situation in which the United Kingdom Government find themselves at present and the complex negotiations in which they are engaged with regard to the EU, the concerns of a few tiny islands off the coast of France may not seem...

Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society (Charities Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, far be it for me to attempt to sum up the richness of our debate but I thank most warmly all the speakers today. It strikes me that the passion, commitment and concern we have heard from them very much reflects the passion, commitment and concern which is so apparent to anyone who has anything to do with the charitable sector. I remind your Lordships that not only do we here see it...

Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society (Charities Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I have worked in or with the charitable sector for most of a long working life, and I begin by declaring my interests as set out in the register and drawing attention to my position as president of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. I was therefore delighted to be appointed to chair the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities. I most warmly thank the members of...

Agency Nurses - Question (10 Jan 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I noted carefully the Minister’s words about 10,000 extra nurses on the wards. Can he update the House on the position for community and district nurses?

Vulnerable Children - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I, too, congratulate my noble friend on securing this debate and on way she has introduced this important topic. I want to concentrate on a particular issue very close to my own heart, which she has highlighted, as has the noble Baroness, Lady Benjamin—young carers. I am glad to see that young carers are included in the definition of a wider group of children with family-related...

NHS: Staff - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Clark not only on securing this debate but on his tenacity on this very important subject of NHS staffing. I endorse all that he said about the potential difficulties into the future—the near future of an institution which is so dear to so many of us and to which many, like me, owe their lives. As my noble friend reminded us, this week has seen...

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Question (30 Oct 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I would like to ask the Minister about the 700,000 young carers, who often have severe mental health needs because of the stress of the duties they undertake, as he will know. We had high hopes of specific action for young carers in the refreshed carers strategy, but I understand that this is being rolled up into the consultation on the social care Green Paper. I am concerned and...

Care Homes: Hospital Discharges - Question (16 Oct 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, with the pressure on hospitals to discharge people and the lack of nursing and residential care beds, does the Minister agree that undue and unfair pressure is sometimes put on families and carers to accept discharge in an unsuitable situation? Last week, I spoke to an 87 year-old carer, herself frail and with severe angina, who was induced—I use the word advisedly—to accept...

Adult Social Care in England - Private Notice Question (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, is the Minister able to give us any idea about when we may see the Green Paper for which some of us feel we have been waiting 40 years? Will it contain any revisiting of the Government’s response to the so-called Dilnot proposals about a cap on social care costs, about which there was so much confusion in the general election?

Health: Sepsis - Question (14 Sep 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, as a survivor of total-body sepsis, I very much endorse what my noble friend Lord Turnberg said about the speed and danger of this illness. What was so difficult for both my family and the professionals who treated me to understand was that it could lead to a total failure of all the body’s organs—as it did in my case—within, literally, hours. The urgency of this must be...

Adult Social Care Services - Statement (6 Jul 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, the Minister has reminded us just how many consultations there have already been on this subject, most of them not moving us very far forward, sadly. It is welcome news, therefore, that the consultation will focus on solutions, not just problems. Does the Minister agree that if we are doing this for the long term—and it essential that we are—a whole-population solution and, dare...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, in the 20 years that I have been in your Lordships’ House I have spoken in and led many debates on social care. Each time my hopes were raised by the interest in the subject, and subsequently dashed because no real change came about. But the last time I led such a debate, in December last year, I ventured to express some hope. That was because, in spite of the terrible headlines...

NHS: Sustainability and Transformation Plans - Question (20 Mar 2017)

Baroness Pitkeathley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any hospital closures resulting from the implementation of Sustainability and Transformation Plans on Accident and Emergency departments.


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