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Orange Order calls for twelfth of July to be celebrated at home

Orange Order calls for twelfth of July to be celebrated at home

First Minister Arlene Foster and Health Minister Robin Swann have backed the call by the Orange Order ahead of the traditional day of parading.

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Storey funeral must not be NI’s Dominic Cummings moment – Health Minister Robin Swann

The presence of Sinn Fein’s leaders among hundreds of mourners at an IRA veteran’s funeral must not become Northern Ireland’s “Dominic Cummings moment”, the he [...]

Read full article: Storey funeral must not be NI’s Dominic ...→
Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visits in Northern Ireland is to be reviewed

Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visits in Northern Ireland is to be reviewed

Robin Swann is reviewing guidance on the suspension of hospital visits as lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland continue to ease.

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Health minister announces review after RQIA resignations

Health minister announces review after RQIA resignations

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that an independent review will take place into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the entire board of [...]

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health minister considers permanent memorial to those who have died

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health minister considers permanent memorial to those who have died

Health Minister Robin Swann has said a permanent memorial is being considered to those who have died from Covid-19.

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Crusaders call on health minster to intervene as plans for Irish League's return descend into chaos

Crusaders call on health minster to intervene as plans for Irish League's return descend into chaos

Crusaders FC has written to the Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann claiming lockdown rules would be flouted in the NI Football League's proposal to r [...]

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Coronavirus: Robin Swann ‘did not make public’ best case scenario of 250 deaths in NI

Health Minister Robin Swann did not make public a best-case scenario of just 250 coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, a BBC Spotlight investigation claimed.

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Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' if there is second coronavirus wave, says health minister

Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' if there is second coronavirus wave, says health minister

Health Minister Robin Swann has said another lockdown scenario could be unavoidable if there is a second wave of Covid-19 later in the year - but only if the v [...]

Read full article: Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' i...→
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Health Service framework launched by Health Minister Robin Swann - normal business will NOT resume while ‘virus remains a very real threat’

2 metre rule remains in place in Northern Ireland as we exit lockdown - Health Minister Robin Swann confirms advice ‘has not changed’

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Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's health service post Covid-19

Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's health service post Covid-19

Northern Ireland faces a massive challenge rebuilding health and social care in the wake of the first Covid-19 wave, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's h...→
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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann warns lockdown 'not a holiday' as he announces £11.7m support for care homes

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann warns lockdown 'not a holiday' as he announces £11.7m support for care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned the public that the coronavirus lockdown is "not an extended public holiday" and said he's concerned compliance with res [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Sw...→
Swann challenged on claim of swift action for residents in failing Belfast care home

Swann challenged on claim of swift action for residents in failing Belfast care home

Health minister Robin Swann has been challenged over his assertion that officials acted swiftly to protect residents at a failing care home.

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Robin Swann said Tuesday was a day “we have all been waiting for” after no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Northern Ireland.

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Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Health Minister Robin Swann has said the two-metre social distancing rule will not be changed, although the guidance is under constant review.

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Swann urges patience as health services plan return in Northern Ireland

Swann urges patience as health services plan return in Northern Ireland

Robin Swann has urged the public to show 'patience' as the health service in Northern Ireland begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Hospital and care home visits to resume

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Hospital and care home visits to resume

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that general visits to hospitals and care homes will be allowed to resume under a number of conditions.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Ho...→
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Robin Swann resists calls for public inquiry into health watchdog resignations

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an “independent review” into the resignation of the entire board of Northern Ireland’s health watchdog .

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People shielding in NI now permitted to meet with six people from different homes and form 'support bubble'

Anyone shielding from COVID-19 in Northern Ireland will be able to meet up outside with up to six people from different households from July 6, revealed Health [...]

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Stormont Executive to 'fully review' health service staff pay

Stormont Executive to 'fully review' health service staff pay

Health Minister Robin Swann is to bring proposals to the Executive on staff pay.

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Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann rejects Finance Minister Murphy's claim coronavirus lockdown preventable

Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann rejects Finance Minister Murphy's claim coronavirus lockdown preventable

The Health Minister Robin Swann dismissed a suggestion from Finance Minister Conor Murphy that Northern Ireland could have avoided a coronavirus lockdown had t [...]

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Cross-border talks on coronavirus quarantine rules in Ireland still to result in deal

Cross-border talks on coronavirus quarantine rules in Ireland still to result in deal

Robin Swann says officials remain in discussions with the Irish Government over how to manage the 14-day travel quarantine.

Read full article: Cross-border talks on coronavirus quaran...→
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Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to ensuring a healthy future for our ailing NHS

Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to ensuring a healthy future for our ailing NHS

When Robin Swann took the job of Health Minister in January, it was difficult to imagine he could face a greater challenge than addressing Northern Ireland's h [...]

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second lockdown possible, warns Swann despite no deaths for third consecutive day

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second lockdown possible, warns Swann despite no deaths for third consecutive day

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned that a second coronavirus lockdown is not out of the question, despite three consecutive days with no deaths from the vi [...]

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Health Minister Robin Swann launches strategic framework for rebuilding services - ‘as we emerge from the first wave of the pandemic’

Northern Ireland faces a massive challenge rebuilding health and social care in the wake of the first Covid-19 wave, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: Health Minister Robin Swann launches str...→
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NI's new-found freedom comes with big responsibility: Swann

NI's new-found freedom comes with big responsibility: Swann

The relaxation of lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland must not lead to a "free-for-all", Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: NI's new-found freedom comes with big re...→
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Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Robin Swann said care homes remain ‘at the forefront’ of the battle against Covid-19.

Read full article: Minister welcomes rise in number of clea...→
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Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting list figures detail pre-Covid-19 crisis gripping health service

Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting list figures detail pre-Covid-19 crisis gripping health service

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned there is no quick fix for Northern Ireland's health service as figures for the start of the year show over 300,000 peopl [...]

Read full article: Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting li...→
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Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but the threat remains

Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but the threat remains

As Health Minister Robin Swann said, yesterday was a day everyone in Northern Ireland had been looking forward to - the day when no deaths from coronavirus wer [...]

Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but ...→
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Dominic Cummings damages health messages: Robin Swann

Controversy over the “ill-judged” actions of Dominic Cummings has damaged public messaging about complying with coronavirus rules, Stormont’s health minister h [...]

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Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced... but they need each other

Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced... but they need each other

It was all going so well. The New Decade New Approach deal was holding up. The Covid crisis had brought some unity. Health Minister Robin Swann won widespread [...]

Read full article: Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced...→

NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...]

Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→

Teenager’s art from the heart says a big thank you to NHS workers

A Belfast teenager has presented an award-winning piece of art to Health Minister Robin Swann to say thank you to health service workers for their dedication.

Read full article: Teenager’s art from the heart says a big...→
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Northern Ireland records no new coronavirus cases for first time since lockdown

Northern Ireland records no new coronavirus cases for first time since lockdown

‘We continue to make significant progress in forcing the virus into retreat’ says health minister Robin Swann

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Fionola Meredith: If you want the full support of the public, Health Minister Swann, then try to trust people, not terrify them

Fionola Meredith: If you want the full support of the public, Health Minister Swann, then try to trust people, not terrify them

So now we know. The "surge of biblical proportions" that Health Minister Robin Swann dramatically warned of in March, in which 14,000-15,000 people in Northern [...]

Read full article: Fionola Meredith: If you want the full s...→
Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healthcare in Northern Ireland

Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healthcare in Northern Ireland

Robin Swann has published his plan for rebuilding the health service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healt...→
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Coronavirus: We're giving away our silver ... Northern Ireland tourism sector 'will lose three key weeks to Republic',  warns expert

Coronavirus: We're giving away our silver ... Northern Ireland tourism sector 'will lose three key weeks to Republic', warns expert

Health Minister Robin Swann said there were "strategic and creative ways" in which the hospitality sector could reopen, including using outdoor space where the [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: We're giving away our silve...→
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Three days with no coronavirus deaths, and just three new cases today – but Health Minister Robin Swann urges caution

Northern Ireland has recorded its third consecutive day without any coronavirus deaths, and seen just three new confirmed cases of the disease out of more than [...]

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for June 9

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for June 9

Health Minister Robin Swann has published his plan for rebuilding Northern Ireland's health service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for...→
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Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for care homes as Swann promises reform of sector in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for care homes as Swann promises reform of sector in Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an £11.7m support package for care homes, the first step towards ensuring lessons from the pandemic are learned and i [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for ca...→
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£11.7m care home support package annuonced by Health Minister - including funding for sick pay for staff

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a further £11.7million package of support for care homes – including funding for sick pay for staff.

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Robin Swann: Test, contact and trace system ‘built for the long term’

Covid-19 testing and contact tracing will play a central role in reversing the coronavirus lockdown in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: Robin Swann: Test, contact and trace sys...→
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More than 307,000 in NI now waiting for hospital appointment - with warning from Robin Swann that worse is to come

More than 307,000 patients are on a waiting list to see a consultant in a Northern Ireland hospital - and the Health Minister has warned that the figures will [...]

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Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann is unable to say whether admitting people with Covid-19 to care homes resulted in outbreaks of the deadly virus.

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Cummings controversy has damaged coronavirus messaging in NI – health minister

Cummings controversy has damaged coronavirus messaging in NI – health minister

Robin Swann said it is ‘too early to allow distractions to take away from the key public messages’.

Read full article: Cummings controversy has damaged coronav...→
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Orange Order calls for twelfth of July to be celebrated at home

Orange Order calls for twelfth of July to be celebrated at home

First Minister Arlene Foster and Health Minister Robin Swann have backed the call by the Orange Order ahead of the traditional day of parading.

Read full article: Orange Order calls for twelfth of July t...→
Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced... but they need each other

Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced... but they need each other

It was all going so well. The New Decade New Approach deal was holding up. The Covid crisis had brought some unity. Health Minister Robin Swann won widespread [...]

Read full article: Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced...→
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Hospital and care home visits to resume

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Hospital and care home visits to resume

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that general visits to hospitals and care homes will be allowed to resume under a number of conditions.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Ho...→
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Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visits in Northern Ireland is to be reviewed

Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visits in Northern Ireland is to be reviewed

Robin Swann is reviewing guidance on the suspension of hospital visits as lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland continue to ease.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visi...→
  • #Robin Swann

Teenager’s art from the heart says a big thank you to NHS workers

A Belfast teenager has presented an award-winning piece of art to Health Minister Robin Swann to say thank you to health service workers for their dedication.

Read full article: Teenager’s art from the heart says a big...→
  • #Robin Swann

People shielding in NI now permitted to meet with six people from different homes and form 'support bubble'

Anyone shielding from COVID-19 in Northern Ireland will be able to meet up outside with up to six people from different households from July 6, revealed Health [...]

Read full article: People shielding in NI now permitted to ...→
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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health minister considers permanent memorial to those who have died

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health minister considers permanent memorial to those who have died

Health Minister Robin Swann has said a permanent memorial is being considered to those who have died from Covid-19.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health min...→
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Fionola Meredith: If you want the full support of the public, Health Minister Swann, then try to trust people, not terrify them

Fionola Meredith: If you want the full support of the public, Health Minister Swann, then try to trust people, not terrify them

So now we know. The "surge of biblical proportions" that Health Minister Robin Swann dramatically warned of in March, in which 14,000-15,000 people in Northern [...]

Read full article: Fionola Meredith: If you want the full s...→
Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann rejects Finance Minister Murphy's claim coronavirus lockdown preventable

Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann rejects Finance Minister Murphy's claim coronavirus lockdown preventable

The Health Minister Robin Swann dismissed a suggestion from Finance Minister Conor Murphy that Northern Ireland could have avoided a coronavirus lockdown had t [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann r...→
Coronavirus: We're giving away our silver ... Northern Ireland tourism sector 'will lose three key weeks to Republic',  warns expert

Coronavirus: We're giving away our silver ... Northern Ireland tourism sector 'will lose three key weeks to Republic', warns expert

Health Minister Robin Swann said there were "strategic and creative ways" in which the hospitality sector could reopen, including using outdoor space where the [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: We're giving away our silve...→
  • #Robin Swann
Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to ensuring a healthy future for our ailing NHS

Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to ensuring a healthy future for our ailing NHS

When Robin Swann took the job of Health Minister in January, it was difficult to imagine he could face a greater challenge than addressing Northern Ireland's h [...]

Read full article: Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to e...→
Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' if there is second coronavirus wave, says health minister

Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' if there is second coronavirus wave, says health minister

Health Minister Robin Swann has said another lockdown scenario could be unavoidable if there is a second wave of Covid-19 later in the year - but only if the v [...]

Read full article: Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' i...→
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Health Minister Robin Swann launches strategic framework for rebuilding services - ‘as we emerge from the first wave of the pandemic’

Northern Ireland faces a massive challenge rebuilding health and social care in the wake of the first Covid-19 wave, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: Health Minister Robin Swann launches str...→
  • #Robin Swann
Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's health service post Covid-19

Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's health service post Covid-19

Northern Ireland faces a massive challenge rebuilding health and social care in the wake of the first Covid-19 wave, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's h...→
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Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for care homes as Swann promises reform of sector in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for care homes as Swann promises reform of sector in Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an £11.7m support package for care homes, the first step towards ensuring lessons from the pandemic are learned and i [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for ca...→
  • #Robin Swann
Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Robin Swann said care homes remain ‘at the forefront’ of the battle against Covid-19.

Read full article: Minister welcomes rise in number of clea...→
  • #Robin Swann
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann warns lockdown 'not a holiday' as he announces £11.7m support for care homes

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann warns lockdown 'not a holiday' as he announces £11.7m support for care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned the public that the coronavirus lockdown is "not an extended public holiday" and said he's concerned compliance with res [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Sw...→

Robin Swann: Test, contact and trace system ‘built for the long term’

Covid-19 testing and contact tracing will play a central role in reversing the coronavirus lockdown in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: Robin Swann: Test, contact and trace sys...→
  • #Robin Swann
Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting list figures detail pre-Covid-19 crisis gripping health service

Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting list figures detail pre-Covid-19 crisis gripping health service

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned there is no quick fix for Northern Ireland's health service as figures for the start of the year show over 300,000 peopl [...]

Read full article: Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting li...→
  • #Robin Swann
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Robin Swann said Tuesday was a day “we have all been waiting for” after no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Sw...→
Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann is unable to say whether admitting people with Covid-19 to care homes resulted in outbreaks of the deadly virus.

Read full article: Health minister Swann to look at impact ...→

Dominic Cummings damages health messages: Robin Swann

Controversy over the “ill-judged” actions of Dominic Cummings has damaged public messaging about complying with coronavirus rules, Stormont’s health minister h [...]

Read full article: Dominic Cummings damages health messages...→
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Swann urges patience as health services plan return in Northern Ireland

Swann urges patience as health services plan return in Northern Ireland

Robin Swann has urged the public to show 'patience' as the health service in Northern Ireland begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Read full article: Swann urges patience as health services ...→
  • #Robin Swann

Storey funeral must not be NI’s Dominic Cummings moment – Health Minister Robin Swann

The presence of Sinn Fein’s leaders among hundreds of mourners at an IRA veteran’s funeral must not become Northern Ireland’s “Dominic Cummings moment”, the he [...]

Read full article: Storey funeral must not be NI’s Dominic ...→

NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...]

Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→

Robin Swann resists calls for public inquiry into health watchdog resignations

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an “independent review” into the resignation of the entire board of Northern Ireland’s health watchdog .

Read full article: Robin Swann resists calls for public inq...→
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Health minister announces review after RQIA resignations

Health minister announces review after RQIA resignations

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that an independent review will take place into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the entire board of [...]

Read full article: Health minister announces review after R...→
  • #Robin Swann
Northern Ireland records no new coronavirus cases for first time since lockdown

Northern Ireland records no new coronavirus cases for first time since lockdown

‘We continue to make significant progress in forcing the virus into retreat’ says health minister Robin Swann

Read full article: Northern Ireland records no new coronavi...→
  • #Robin Swann
Stormont Executive to 'fully review' health service staff pay

Stormont Executive to 'fully review' health service staff pay

Health Minister Robin Swann is to bring proposals to the Executive on staff pay.

Read full article: Stormont Executive to 'fully review' hea...→
  • #Robin Swann
Crusaders call on health minster to intervene as plans for Irish League's return descend into chaos

Crusaders call on health minster to intervene as plans for Irish League's return descend into chaos

Crusaders FC has written to the Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann claiming lockdown rules would be flouted in the NI Football League's proposal to r [...]

Read full article: Crusaders call on health minster to inte...→
  • #Robin Swann
Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healthcare in Northern Ireland

Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healthcare in Northern Ireland

Robin Swann has published his plan for rebuilding the health service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healt...→
  • #Robin Swann
Cross-border talks on coronavirus quarantine rules in Ireland still to result in deal

Cross-border talks on coronavirus quarantine rules in Ireland still to result in deal

Robin Swann says officials remain in discussions with the Irish Government over how to manage the 14-day travel quarantine.

Read full article: Cross-border talks on coronavirus quaran...→
  • #Robin Swann

Coronavirus: Robin Swann ‘did not make public’ best case scenario of 250 deaths in NI

Health Minister Robin Swann did not make public a best-case scenario of just 250 coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, a BBC Spotlight investigation claimed.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Robin Swann ‘did not make p...→
  • #Robin Swann

Three days with no coronavirus deaths, and just three new cases today – but Health Minister Robin Swann urges caution

Northern Ireland has recorded its third consecutive day without any coronavirus deaths, and seen just three new confirmed cases of the disease out of more than [...]

Read full article: Three days with no coronavirus deaths, a...→
  • #Robin Swann
Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second lockdown possible, warns Swann despite no deaths for third consecutive day

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second lockdown possible, warns Swann despite no deaths for third consecutive day

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned that a second coronavirus lockdown is not out of the question, despite three consecutive days with no deaths from the vi [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second loc...→
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Health Service framework launched by Health Minister Robin Swann - normal business will NOT resume while ‘virus remains a very real threat’

2 metre rule remains in place in Northern Ireland as we exit lockdown - Health Minister Robin Swann confirms advice ‘has not changed’

Read full article: Health Service framework launched by Hea...→
  • #Robin Swann
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for June 9

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for June 9

Health Minister Robin Swann has published his plan for rebuilding Northern Ireland's health service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for...→
  • #Robin Swann
NI's new-found freedom comes with big responsibility: Swann

NI's new-found freedom comes with big responsibility: Swann

The relaxation of lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland must not lead to a "free-for-all", Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

Read full article: NI's new-found freedom comes with big re...→
  • #Robin Swann

£11.7m care home support package annuonced by Health Minister - including funding for sick pay for staff

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a further £11.7million package of support for care homes – including funding for sick pay for staff.

Read full article: £11.7m care home support package annuon...→
  • #Robin Swann
Swann challenged on claim of swift action for residents in failing Belfast care home

Swann challenged on claim of swift action for residents in failing Belfast care home

Health minister Robin Swann has been challenged over his assertion that officials acted swiftly to protect residents at a failing care home.

Read full article: Swann challenged on claim of swift actio...→
  • #Robin Swann

More than 307,000 in NI now waiting for hospital appointment - with warning from Robin Swann that worse is to come

More than 307,000 patients are on a waiting list to see a consultant in a Northern Ireland hospital - and the Health Minister has warned that the figures will [...]

Read full article: More than 307,000 in NI now waiting for ...→
  • #Robin Swann
Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but the threat remains

Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but the threat remains

As Health Minister Robin Swann said, yesterday was a day everyone in Northern Ireland had been looking forward to - the day when no deaths from coronavirus wer [...]

Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but ...→
  • #Robin Swann
Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Health Minister Robin Swann has said the two-metre social distancing rule will not be changed, although the guidance is under constant review.

Read full article: Experts split on guidance over two-metre...→
  • #Robin Swann
Cummings controversy has damaged coronavirus messaging in NI – health minister

Cummings controversy has damaged coronavirus messaging in NI – health minister

Robin Swann said it is ‘too early to allow distractions to take away from the key public messages’.

Read full article: Cummings controversy has damaged coronav...→
  • #Robin Swann
Orange Order calls for twelfth of July to be celebrated at home

Orange Order calls for twelfth of July to be celebrated at home

First Minister Arlene Foster and Health Minister Robin Swann have backed the call by the Orange Order ahead of the traditional day of parading.

Read full article: Orange Order calls for twelfth of July t...→
Swann urges patience as health services plan return in Northern Ireland

Swann urges patience as health services plan return in Northern Ireland

Robin Swann has urged the public to show 'patience' as the health service in Northern Ireland begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

Read full article: Swann urges patience as health services ...→
  • #Robin Swann
Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced... but they need each other

Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced... but they need each other

It was all going so well. The New Decade New Approach deal was holding up. The Covid crisis had brought some unity. Health Minister Robin Swann won widespread [...]

Read full article: Jon Tonge: Big two politically distanced...→

Storey funeral must not be NI’s Dominic Cummings moment – Health Minister Robin Swann

The presence of Sinn Fein’s leaders among hundreds of mourners at an IRA veteran’s funeral must not become Northern Ireland’s “Dominic Cummings moment”, the he [...]

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Hospital and care home visits to resume

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Hospital and care home visits to resume

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that general visits to hospitals and care homes will be allowed to resume under a number of conditions.

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NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...]

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Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visits in Northern Ireland is to be reviewed

Coronavirus: Suspension of hospital visits in Northern Ireland is to be reviewed

Robin Swann is reviewing guidance on the suspension of hospital visits as lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland continue to ease.

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Robin Swann resists calls for public inquiry into health watchdog resignations

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an “independent review” into the resignation of the entire board of Northern Ireland’s health watchdog .

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Teenager’s art from the heart says a big thank you to NHS workers

A Belfast teenager has presented an award-winning piece of art to Health Minister Robin Swann to say thank you to health service workers for their dedication.

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Health minister announces review after RQIA resignations

Health minister announces review after RQIA resignations

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that an independent review will take place into the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the entire board of [...]

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People shielding in NI now permitted to meet with six people from different homes and form 'support bubble'

Anyone shielding from COVID-19 in Northern Ireland will be able to meet up outside with up to six people from different households from July 6, revealed Health [...]

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Northern Ireland records no new coronavirus cases for first time since lockdown

Northern Ireland records no new coronavirus cases for first time since lockdown

‘We continue to make significant progress in forcing the virus into retreat’ says health minister Robin Swann

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health minister considers permanent memorial to those who have died

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Health minister considers permanent memorial to those who have died

Health Minister Robin Swann has said a permanent memorial is being considered to those who have died from Covid-19.

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Stormont Executive to 'fully review' health service staff pay

Stormont Executive to 'fully review' health service staff pay

Health Minister Robin Swann is to bring proposals to the Executive on staff pay.

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Fionola Meredith: If you want the full support of the public, Health Minister Swann, then try to trust people, not terrify them

Fionola Meredith: If you want the full support of the public, Health Minister Swann, then try to trust people, not terrify them

So now we know. The "surge of biblical proportions" that Health Minister Robin Swann dramatically warned of in March, in which 14,000-15,000 people in Northern [...]

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Crusaders call on health minster to intervene as plans for Irish League's return descend into chaos

Crusaders call on health minster to intervene as plans for Irish League's return descend into chaos

Crusaders FC has written to the Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann claiming lockdown rules would be flouted in the NI Football League's proposal to r [...]

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Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann rejects Finance Minister Murphy's claim coronavirus lockdown preventable

Northern Ireland Health Minister Swann rejects Finance Minister Murphy's claim coronavirus lockdown preventable

The Health Minister Robin Swann dismissed a suggestion from Finance Minister Conor Murphy that Northern Ireland could have avoided a coronavirus lockdown had t [...]

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Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healthcare in Northern Ireland

Revealed: Blueprint for post-Covid healthcare in Northern Ireland

Robin Swann has published his plan for rebuilding the health service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cross-border talks on coronavirus quarantine rules in Ireland still to result in deal

Cross-border talks on coronavirus quarantine rules in Ireland still to result in deal

Robin Swann says officials remain in discussions with the Irish Government over how to manage the 14-day travel quarantine.

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Coronavirus: We're giving away our silver ... Northern Ireland tourism sector 'will lose three key weeks to Republic',  warns expert

Coronavirus: We're giving away our silver ... Northern Ireland tourism sector 'will lose three key weeks to Republic', warns expert

Health Minister Robin Swann said there were "strategic and creative ways" in which the hospitality sector could reopen, including using outdoor space where the [...]

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Coronavirus: Robin Swann ‘did not make public’ best case scenario of 250 deaths in NI

Health Minister Robin Swann did not make public a best-case scenario of just 250 coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, a BBC Spotlight investigation claimed.

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Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to ensuring a healthy future for our ailing NHS

Lisa Smyth: Swann takes first steps to ensuring a healthy future for our ailing NHS

When Robin Swann took the job of Health Minister in January, it was difficult to imagine he could face a greater challenge than addressing Northern Ireland's h [...]

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Three days with no coronavirus deaths, and just three new cases today – but Health Minister Robin Swann urges caution

Northern Ireland has recorded its third consecutive day without any coronavirus deaths, and seen just three new confirmed cases of the disease out of more than [...]

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Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' if there is second coronavirus wave, says health minister

Second lockdown could be 'unavoidable' if there is second coronavirus wave, says health minister

Health Minister Robin Swann has said another lockdown scenario could be unavoidable if there is a second wave of Covid-19 later in the year - but only if the v [...]

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second lockdown possible, warns Swann despite no deaths for third consecutive day

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Second lockdown possible, warns Swann despite no deaths for third consecutive day

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned that a second coronavirus lockdown is not out of the question, despite three consecutive days with no deaths from the vi [...]

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Health Service framework launched by Health Minister Robin Swann - normal business will NOT resume while ‘virus remains a very real threat’

2 metre rule remains in place in Northern Ireland as we exit lockdown - Health Minister Robin Swann confirms advice ‘has not changed’

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Health Minister Robin Swann launches strategic framework for rebuilding services - ‘as we emerge from the first wave of the pandemic’

Northern Ireland faces a massive challenge rebuilding health and social care in the wake of the first Covid-19 wave, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for June 9

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for June 9

Health Minister Robin Swann has published his plan for rebuilding Northern Ireland's health service in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's health service post Covid-19

Revealed: Future of Northern Ireland's health service post Covid-19

Northern Ireland faces a massive challenge rebuilding health and social care in the wake of the first Covid-19 wave, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

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NI's new-found freedom comes with big responsibility: Swann

NI's new-found freedom comes with big responsibility: Swann

The relaxation of lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland must not lead to a "free-for-all", Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

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Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for care homes as Swann promises reform of sector in Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: £11.7m funding boost for care homes as Swann promises reform of sector in Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an £11.7m support package for care homes, the first step towards ensuring lessons from the pandemic are learned and i [...]

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Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Minister welcomes rise in number of cleared coronavirus outbreaks at care homes

Robin Swann said care homes remain ‘at the forefront’ of the battle against Covid-19.

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£11.7m care home support package annuonced by Health Minister - including funding for sick pay for staff

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a further £11.7million package of support for care homes – including funding for sick pay for staff.

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann warns lockdown 'not a holiday' as he announces £11.7m support for care homes

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann warns lockdown 'not a holiday' as he announces £11.7m support for care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned the public that the coronavirus lockdown is "not an extended public holiday" and said he's concerned compliance with res [...]

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Robin Swann: Test, contact and trace system ‘built for the long term’

Covid-19 testing and contact tracing will play a central role in reversing the coronavirus lockdown in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Robin Swann has said.

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Swann challenged on claim of swift action for residents in failing Belfast care home

Swann challenged on claim of swift action for residents in failing Belfast care home

Health minister Robin Swann has been challenged over his assertion that officials acted swiftly to protect residents at a failing care home.

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Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting list figures detail pre-Covid-19 crisis gripping health service

Swann warns 'no quick fix' as waiting list figures detail pre-Covid-19 crisis gripping health service

Health Minister Robin Swann has warned there is no quick fix for Northern Ireland's health service as figures for the start of the year show over 300,000 peopl [...]

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More than 307,000 in NI now waiting for hospital appointment - with warning from Robin Swann that worse is to come

More than 307,000 patients are on a waiting list to see a consultant in a Northern Ireland hospital - and the Health Minister has warned that the figures will [...]

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Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates: Swann urges caution after day of no reported Covid-19 deaths

Robin Swann said Tuesday was a day “we have all been waiting for” after no new coronavirus deaths were reported in Northern Ireland.

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Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but the threat remains

Editor's Viewpoint: A landmark day, but the threat remains

As Health Minister Robin Swann said, yesterday was a day everyone in Northern Ireland had been looking forward to - the day when no deaths from coronavirus wer [...]

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Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health minister Swann to look at impact of admission policy at care homes

Health Minister Robin Swann is unable to say whether admitting people with Covid-19 to care homes resulted in outbreaks of the deadly virus.

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Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Experts split on guidance over two-metre social distancing rule

Health Minister Robin Swann has said the two-metre social distancing rule will not be changed, although the guidance is under constant review.

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Dominic Cummings damages health messages: Robin Swann

Controversy over the “ill-judged” actions of Dominic Cummings has damaged public messaging about complying with coronavirus rules, Stormont’s health minister h [...]

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Cummings controversy has damaged coronavirus messaging in NI – health minister

Cummings controversy has damaged coronavirus messaging in NI – health minister

Robin Swann said it is ‘too early to allow distractions to take away from the key public messages’.

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