Edwin POOTS

Type: Person
Name: Edwin POOTS
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Extension For Whooping Cough Vaccination

A whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women is to be continued for another five years, it has been announced.The recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has been welcomed by the Public Health Agency ... [Published 4NI - 19 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Stormont spending squabbles: options for more cuts drawn up

According to Stormont sources, they are working on an agreement reached "in principle" by the Executive to offset the Treasury's reductions in Northern Ireland's Westminster grant as a result of the stalemate on welfare reform– 23 August 2014Senior civil ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Another Briefing, But Will Sinn Fein Listen?

DUP MLA Gordon Dunne has asked whether Martin McGuinness didn’t listen to the last briefing given to him by the Chief Medical Officer, or whether he simply chose to ignore what he was told during a briefing several months ago at the Health Minister’s ... [Published Democratic Unionist Party - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Making vulnerable people pay will not address underlying health issues’ – Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane said that the health minister’s suggestion that people with alcohol and drug addiction should pay for emergency care is an attack on the most vulnerable in our society.The South Down MLA also said that Edwin Poots was diverting ... [Published Newry Times - 20 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Man released over racist slogan

Published Friday, 22 August 2014A 59-year-old man has been bailed over a racist slogan painted on a house in Hillsborough, Co Down.Police are treating the incident as a hate crime. (© Pacemaker)He was detained following a report of criminal damage at ... [Published UTV - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Racism, Hate Crime, Criminal
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 6 reports

McGuinness seeks urgent health talks

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said he is seeking an urgent meeting with the chief medical officer about problems faced by the health service.The Sinn Féin MLA said DUP ministers were clearly divided on its management.Health Minister Edwin ... [Published BBC - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

New BloodMobile Unit takes to the road - Poots

Health Minister Edwin Poots today visited the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service to acknowledge the new BloodMobile Unit which has just recently been deployed in Northern Ireland.~  Thursday, 21 August 2014The new £314,000 Unit replaces the existing ... [Published Northern Ireland Executive - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Minister should have put stop to Downe beds cuts

THE Health Minister has been criticised for allowing health chiefs to “cherry pick” the removal of front line services from the Downe Hospital.Alliance councillor Patrick Clarke said he was saddened that Edwin Poots did not intervene to prevent the South ... [Published Down Recorder - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

VIDEO: NI cuts would risk 'patient safety'

Northern Ireland's health minister has said he will not implement cuts that would "destroy our health service".Edwin Poots warned patient safety would be "compromised" by the cuts proposed and said he was not prepared to do it. ... [Published BBC - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Crisis in health funding a direct outcome of four year budget - Dobson

Ulster Unionist Health Spokesperson Jo-Anne Dobson MLA has blasted Edwin Poots for attempting to blame the funding crisis in the Department of Health on welfare penalties when in fact it is a direct legacy of the four year budget that the DUP and Sinn ... [Published Ulster Unionist Party - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Abortion: Reason must trump emotion in debate - we need reasoned assessment of impact before we change the rules

Women are being threatened with prosecution if they travel to England for an abortion (picture posed)– 21 August 2014Attempts to tighten the abortion law generally start in moral panics and end in tears, recrimination and soul-searching as vulnerable ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Minimum price 'would cut drinking'

Press Association  –A quarter of problem drinkers would consume a lot less if the minimum price for a unit of alcohol was set at 70p, research has revealed.Health Minister Edwin Poots is considering the measure to protect young people, and doctors have ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 19 2014]

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Welcoming the news, Health Minister Edwin Poots said: "i am pleased to extend this vaccination programme for the next five years. my decision is based on independent expert advice from the jcvi."
DUP MLA Edwin Poots, who visited the scene on Friday, said: "there is a couple who live in this home, they are a local couple who provide a good service to the local community, and my understanding is that they are well thought of in the neighbourhood hood."
"in northern ireland we achieve very high uptake rates for the routine vaccination of babies at two, three and four months, but newborn babies are at risk from whooping cough until they are old enough to be vaccinated for themselves" said Mr Poots

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Stormont spending squabbles: options for more c... [Published Belfast Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
Another Briefing, But Will Sinn Fein Listen? [Published Democratic Unionist Party - 16 hours ago]
Extension For Whooping Cough Vaccination [Published 4NI - 19 hours ago]
‘Making vulnerable people pay will not address ... [Published Newry Times - 20 hours ago]
Man released over racist slogan [Published UTV - 21 hours ago]
Whooping cough scheme extended [Published Wharfvalley - 23 hours ago]
PHA welcomes continuation of whooping cough vac... [Published Health Canal - 23 hours ago]
McGuinness seeks urgent health talks [Published BBC - Aug 22 2014]
Health cash ultimatum could topple Stormont Exe... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 22 2014]
New BloodMobile Unit takes to the road - Poots [Published Northern Ireland Executive - Aug 21 2014]
Health Minister resisting cuts [Published Wharfvalley - Aug 21 2014]
Poots 'will not implement unsafe cuts' [Published UTV - Aug 21 2014]
Health Minister resisting cuts [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 21 2014]
Minister should have put stop to Downe beds cuts [Published Down Recorder - Aug 21 2014]
VIDEO: NI cuts would risk 'patient safety' [Published BBC - Aug 21 2014]
Crisis in health funding a direct outcome of fo... [Published Ulster Unionist Party - Aug 21 2014]
Abortion: Reason must trump emotion in debate -... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 21 2014]
Health crisis is a result of DUP support for To... [Published Sinn Fein - Aug 21 2014]
NI cuts would risk 'patient safety' [Published BBC - Aug 21 2014]
Minimum price 'would cut drinking' [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Aug 19 2014]
Over half of people in Northern Ireland 'in fav... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 19 2014]
Antibacterial gel from Queen's University Belfa... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 19 2014]
Abortion case turns spotlight on NI [Published BBC - Aug 18 2014]
£40 million shot in the arm for local healthcare [Published Lisburn Star - Aug 16 2014]
Poots sees 'merit' in charging drunk A&E patients [Published Community Practitioner - Aug 14 2014]
Reappointment of District Council member to the... [Published Northern Ireland Executive - Aug 14 2014]
Health minister suggests charging drunk patients [Published The Spirits Business - Aug 14 2014]
Abortion guidelines North and South deny women ... [Published Irish Times - Aug 14 2014]
Finance minister: I was right to criticise Poot... [Published NewsLetter - Aug 14 2014]
York Hospital rules out charges for drunks [Published York Press - Aug 14 2014]
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