NIPSA appreciates that the Covid Pandemic has presented huge challenges for Health and Social Care (HSC) services over the last number of months. We are proud of the fact that our members have continued to work in very difficult circumstances to provide a first class service to our communities during the health emergency.

In relation to the Ministers statement, NIPSA Will ensure that we are consulted on the detail of the Strategic Framework and represented at every level to look after the interests of our members and users of our NHS.

Maria Morgan, NIPSA Health Official commented:

“NIPSA is currently considering all of the detail in the strategic papers and our Health Central Panel will respond, insisting that the rebuilding of Hospital and wider community services ensures that there is safe staffing, observation of all health and safety requirements including risk assessments and a Health Service that is fully funded and accountable to the public. Any reduction, privatisation or removal of services in these plans will not be acceptable to NIPSA”.